The Neil Postman Award for Career Achievement in Public Intellectual Activity
The Media Ecology Association
Rio de Janeiro,Brazil 2022
Tiffany Shlain is a multidisciplinary artist, writer, filmmaker, and public speaker. Her work explores the relationship between humanity, nature and technology, the future of work, digital wellbeing and happiness; gender and women's rights; and neuroscience and creativity. The Museum of Modern Art in New York premiered her one woman spoken cinema show Dear Human right before the pandemic. She performed this piece for the first time since then in Rio de Janeiro July 2022, where she received the Neil Postman Award in Career Achievement in Intellectual Activity.
Honored by Newsweek as one of the "Women Shaping the 21st Century," Tiffany an Emmy-nominated filmmaker, founder of the Webby Awards, 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. She has received over 80 awards and distinctions for her films and work, including selection by the Albert Einstein Foundation as one of the 100 visionaries who carry on his legacy, inclusion on NPR’s list of Best Commencement Speeches, and film premieres at the Sundance Film Festival. The US State Department selected Tiffany and her films to represent America at embassies around the world.
Working across film, animation, video, and performance, her new visual artwork recontextualizes images, sculpture, photography, and collage to reveal new insights about perspective, scale, humanity, nature, and time. Tiffany is the Artist-in-Residence for 2022 at SHACK15 on the top of the San Francisco Ferry Building and will have a solo exhibition of the new artwork opening Nov 2nd, presented by The National Museum of Women's History.
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."
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"WISE, WONDERFUL WORK"
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“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
"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, 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. They have made 30 films and received 60 awards.
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). She will be performing Dear Human in Rio July 2022. Check out more about Dear Human as well as other recent museum experiences and installations.
Reimagining Work Culture:
Thriving in the New Remote/Hybrid World
New Interactive Talk Experience
In this new one-hour science-backed experience, Tiffany and her Let it Ripple Studio team will get you and your company team on a pathway forward to a work/life balance that works better for everyone. Companies will see better productivity, teamwork, perspective, and decision making; employees will feel more rested, happy, and inspired to show up. Both in person and remote. Learn more and bring it to your company/organization.
Tiffany and her work as as a filmmaker, artist, an activist, and as a passionate advocate for both using technology for good, and for knowing when to turn it off has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Harvard Business Review, Elle, People and featured in Jeopardy. She has also had recent Op-Eds in The Boston Globe, CNN and Psychology Today.
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