Included on NPR's list of
Best Commencement Speeches, Ever
Founder of The Webby Awards.
Tiffany Shlain is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker, founder of the Webby Awards, renowned speaker, and author of the national bestselling book 24/6: Giving up Screens One Day a Week to Get More Time, Creativity, and Connection, which won the Marshall McLuhan Outstanding Book Award.
Tiffany has received over 80 awards and distinctions for her films and work, including selection by the Albert Einstein Foundation’s as one of the 100 visionaries who carry on his legacy, inclusion on NPR’s list of Best Commencement Speeches, and being listed as one of Newsweek's "Women Shaping the 21st Century." Tiffany lectures worldwide on topics ranging from the relationship between humanity and technology, to gender and women's rights, to neuroscience and creativity. The Museum of Modern Art New York premiered her new one woman performance Dear Human at the start of 2020.
“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 view)
"I could not take my eyes off of it."
The New York Times
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, 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.
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 (photo above of sold out crowd). Check out more about Dear Human as well as other recent museum experiences and installations.
Experiences & Events
From Tiffany's days running The Webby Awards to Let it Ripple's global initiatives Character Day and 50/50 Day, which engaged millions around the globe, to her pandemic-inspired ZoomChallahBakes, Tiffany's events and experiences are inviting, inspiring, interactive, and one-of-a-kind. Join one or work with us to plan your own.
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.
Fresh off the heels of 24/6, Tiffany has recently appeared on NBC, ABC, MSNBC, CNN, and CNET, and her work has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, PEOPLE, and many more. She has also had recent Op-Eds in The Boston Globe and Psychology Today.
Tiffany's public media career began in her 20s, when she was the "Internet Expert" on Good Morning America with Diane Sawyer. She has since appeared in every major media outlet, as a filmmaker, an activist, a global initiative leader, and a passionate advocate for both using technology for good, and for knowing when to turn it off.
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