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Honored by Newsweek as one of the "Women Shaping the 21st Century," Tiffany Shlain is an artist, activist, Emmy-nominated filmmaker, national bestselling author, and the founder of the Webby Awards. Working across mediums, from sculptures, films, to performance, Shlain's work explores the intersection of feminism, philosophy, technology, neuroscience, and nature. The Museum of Modern Art in New York premiered her one-woman spoken cinema show, Dear Human, and her recent art exhibition, Human Nature, was presented by the National Women’s History Museum. The centerpiece sculpture from that show, DENDROFEMONOLOGY, A Feminist History Tree Ring, will be installed on the National Mall in DC Nov 1-4 and a large-scale photograph of the work is part of the de Young OPEN at the de Young Museum of Fine Arts this fall. The Nancy Hoffman Gallery in New York will be presenting her Human Nature solo exhibition in 2024. Shlain is also creating an exhibition with Ken Goldberg for the Getty Museum's Pacific Standard Time: Art & Science Collide art initiative at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles set for Oct 2024.Her awards and distinctions include selection by the Albert Einstein Foundation for their Genius100 list, the Neil Postman Award for Career Achievement in Intellectual Activity, and inclusion in NPR’s list of best commencement speeches. Shlain is known for her dynamic cinematic talk experiences and performs internationally. Her films have had multiple premieres at the Sundance Film Festival, received over 60 awards, and have been shown at US embassies around the world to represent America. Shlain’s book, 24/6: Giving up Screens One Day a Week to Get More Time, Creativity, and Connection, received the Marshall McLuhan Outstanding Book Award. Shlain is represented by Nancy Hoffman Gallery. @tiffanyshlain

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Speaking

Included on NPR's list of "Best Commencement Speeches, Ever," Tiffany speaks worldwide and is known for her lively, engaging, visual and interactive talk experiences. 

"I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT." 

NEW YORK TIMES

"WISE, WONDERFUL WORK"

PUBLISHERS' WEEKLY
STARRED REVIEW


GREAT BOOKS YOU WON'T WANT TO PUT DOWN
REAL SIMPLE MAGAZINE

TOP TIME MANAGEMENT BOOKS TO READ

ENTREPRENEUR MAGAZINE

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24/6 Book

“In this wise, wonderful work, filmmaker Shlain eloquently argues the merits of taking a break from technology, particularly smartphones, one day a week …Bolstered with fascinating and germane facts about neuroscience, philosophy, psychology, and the history of the concept of a day of rest, this excellent cross between instruction and memoir deserves a wide audience.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

 

“I’m won over to a day with people, not screens….”  “I tried Shlain’s idea and I highly recommend it.”—David Leonhardt, The New York Times

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"I could not take my eyes off of it." 

The New York Times

Films

Tiffany & her Let it Ripple Film Studio's films and original series explore a range of topics including the relationship between tech and humanity, creativity and neuroscience, digital wellbeing and happiness, gender and reproductive rights, the science of character and purpose, cultural identity and ritual, and what it means to be human in today's world.  She has made over 30 films and received 60 awards.

Art

The Museum of Modern Art New York premiered Tiffany's one woman spoken cinema performance, Dear Human, in February 2020, weeks before the world shut down.  Find out about her recent exhibition HUMAN NATURE in 2023 and more here->

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Webby Awards

In 1996, Tiffany Shlain founded The Webby Awards, the leading international honors for websites ran it for nearly a decade establishing it as "the Oscars of The Internet."

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Press

Tiffany's work as as a filmmaker, artist, author and activist have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Harvard Business Review, and Elle. She has written Op-Eds in The Boston Globe, CNN and Psychology Today.
 

Newsletter

Tiffany has been writing a monthly newsletter for 25 years called Breakfast @ Tiffany's that share ideas, projects she is working on and a curated combination of art shows, books, films,  to entertain, educate, delight, and inspire. You can read past newsletters here.

 

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