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-Amy Goodman, Democracy Now  


-Rick Smolan, author of The Good Fight

-Farai Chideya, Journalist, Author
The Museum of Modern Art New York 
World Premiere | February 2020

This live performance by Webby Awards founder Tiffany Shlain takes the audience on a riveting and cinematic journey across the past, present, and future of the relationship between humanity and technology. Incorporating live narration, mesmerizing visuals, an evocative soundscape, and audience engagement, Dear Human is a one-of-a-kind experience that invites the audience to think deeply about how technology is both amplifying our humanity, and amputating it, and how to stay human in our 24/7 world.


Artist Tiffany Shlain

Produced by Sawyer Steele

Dramaturge Meiyin Wang

MoMA Curator Kathy Brew

About the MoMA New York Premiere

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Dear Human premiered at The Museum of Modern Art New York on Feb 15, 2020, to a sold out packed theater, weeks before the world shut down.


The performance was part of MoMA's Doc Fortnight Nonfiction + Sidebar: "Always a momentous occasion for lovers of nonfiction cinema, Doc Fortnight celebrates its 19th edition with some of the most formally innovative, thought-provoking documentary and hybrid films being made in the world today." 


Artist Statement

Ten years ago I wanted to create something that merged my work in art, film, speaking, audience interaction, and the theater experiments I did with The Webby Awards into one experience I started calling “Live Spoken Cinema." I've been experimenting with the form ever since, and it's a dream come true that the show that is bringing it all together is Dear Human, about the relationship between humanity and technology, and to have the world premiere of this Dear Human show at The Museum of Modern Art in New York.   


- Tiffany Shlain, February 2020


Producer Sawyer Steele, Artist Tiffany Shlain, Director Meiyan Wang

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