Style Sonata "TIFFANY SHLAIN –– EMMY-NOMINATED FILMMAKER AND WEBBY AWARDS FOUNDER –– TALKS TECHNOLOGY SHABBATS, SPOKEN CINEMA AND MORE"
The Washington Post “How taking a break from tech for Shabbat brought new purpose to this Internet pioneer’s life”
WIRED Magazine “Work Smarter: Webby Awards founder Tiffany Shlain explains why she and her roboticist husband go tech-free one day a week”
"The easiest way to describe her is to say she’s a documentary filmmaker, but her prolific output feels less like a set of discrete productions and more like a single evolving project, ruminating on an interconnected set of themes, which boil down to technology (“What do you amplify and what do you amputate?” she asks; by the way, she founded the Webby Awards); and creative process at it is revealed through neuroscience."
— Early Learning Nation, Mark Swartz
Jewish Book Council “‘Making an Ancient Ritual Work’: A Conversation Between Beth Ricanati and Tiffany Shlain”
Art Publika Magazine “Internet Advocate Tiffany Shlain Talks Cloud Films and the Art of Connecting People”
In today’s day and age there is a lot of noise, and it is unrelenting. Sometimes that noise bubbles to a decibel that drowns out common sense (the latest election being a case in point); rationale becomes muted, an iPhone alert in a room of grandfather clocks. To make oneself heard, one must be tactical, entering into the noise sideways, capturing attention by virtue of being different. Read More
THE NEW YORK TIMES
24 Hours Without My Phone.
I recommend a tech shabbat.
In 2008, Tiffany Shlain’s father, Leonard, was diagnosed with brain cancer, and she began to change her use of technology when the two of them were together. “Some days he would have only one good hour,” she later wrote in the Harvard Business Review...”
ON BEING POCcAST
LIVING THE QUESTION
We’ve been enmeshed with our technologies. Tech Shabbat for everyone?
Krista’s been in a conversation with Tiffany Shlain for several years about her practice of “Tech Shabbat.” For more than a decade, she and her family have taken a rest from screens sundown Friday to sundown Saturday; her book 24/6 is a kind of manual to open the practice to everyone.
THE SAN FRANCISCO
Challah giving sourdough some competition during coronavirus
Sourdough may be the celebrity loaf of #quarantinelife — and it is delicious and deserves all of the love and care and at least half of the amateur photos it’s getting — but it’s not the bread I’m suddenly baking.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW
In Praise of Being Unproductive
Are you productive? Efficient? Useful? More to the point, are you productive, efficient, and useful enough? These are the kinds of questions that arise when technology makes it easy to stay online and connected 24/7. But all this connectivity brings two unfortunate side effects.
BOOKS WORTH READING
24/6 was featured in People Magazine. The book explores Tiffany and her family's decade-long practice of turning off all screens for 24 hours every week for what they call their Technology Shabbat. Character Day 2019 was all about the relationship between character + screens.
MORNING JOE MSNBC
Put down screens for one day a week, says author
Author Tiffany Shlain advocates for what she calls a 'technology shabbat' each week, and she joins Morning Joe to discuss the idea, which she writes about in her book '24/6: The Power of Unplugging One Day a Week.
8 Reasons Why You Should Unplug One Day A Week
In her new book 24/6: The Power of Unplugging One Day a Week, Webby Award founder, Emmy-nominated filmmaker, and mother of two Tiffany Shlain explores how turning off screens for 24 hours each week can work wonders on your brain, body, and soul.
WALL STREET JOURNAL
How to Wean Your Kids—and Yourself—Off Screens
After more than a year of being glued to their devices, a lot of kids will have trouble easing up on the tech that brought them comfort and connection during the pandemic.
A Conversation with Tech Innovator and Mother Tiffany Shlain
For three decades, Tiffany Shlain has been a poster child for the utility and promise of technology. As a Redwood High student in the late ’80s, she co-wrote a paper entitled "Uniting Nations in Telecommunications and Software" and traveled to the Soviet Union as a young tech ambassador.
EARLY LEARNING NATION
Tiffany Shlain’s Vision for Building Community
The easiest way to describe Tiffany Shlain is to say she’s a documentary filmmaker, but her prolific output feels less like a set of discrete productions and more like a single evolving project, ruminating on an interconnected set of themes.
MARIN INDEPENDENT JOURNAL
Put down your phone and be here now
A few months ago, I arrived at work and realized I left my smartphone at home. I panicked.
How would my kids get in touch with me? Did I have a dermatologist appointment that day? What if that cute guy from a dating app texted me to see if I was free that night?
On Being with Krista Tippett - We’ve been enmeshed with our technologies. Tech Shabbat for everyone?
Cool Tools with Kevin Kelly and Mark Frauenfelder
Brand New Ways “28: Emmy-nominated Filmmaker Tiffany Shlain”
Aspiriant's new Money Tales podcast
Inside Journey with Johanna Beyer and Kim Morrow
Aunt Nelly's House with Janelle Burley Hoffman and her sister
On Leadership with Scott Miller "The Power on Powering Down" with Tiffany Shlain
Psychology Today - "Surfing Lessons for a Pandemic"
The Boston Globe - “The case for a tech Shabbat in a too-connected world” — PDF of article
The Globe And Mail - "Are we addicted to our screens?"
Chapter in The Good Fight - “Getting To 50/50” (Released Nov 2017)
LinkedIn - “30,000 Days"
LinkedIn - “Let’s Talk About Getting to 50/50”
Harvard Business Review - “Tech’s Best Feature: The Off Switch”
Harvard Business Review - “How the Internet is Shaping Our “Global Brain”
Tiffany's Blog - "Being Thankful Instead of Wantful"
Tiffany's Blog - "Everything You Need to Enjoy One Tech-Free Day a Week"