In today’s day andage 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.
It’s no secret there is gender inequality in the workplace, and Webby Awards founder Tiffany Shlain is on a mission to show how and why gender equality “is better for the world.” she says.
The number of current female heads of state has more than doubled since 2000, but it’s still markedly low: women lead less than 10 percent of the 193 UN member nations. Emmy-nominated filmmaker and founder of the Webby Awards Tiffany Shlain aims to raise awareness of that leadership disparity with 50/50 Day, a global push for worldwide gender equality.
Do you believe that gender equality in the workplace is possible? How about in the home or in politics? We’ve moved forward in so many ways over the years, yet at the sametime we’ve also taken huge steps backwards.
A couple of years back, we highlighted a number of documentary filmmakers to follow on Twitter, but given that we are living in what seems to be the heyday of nonfiction filmmaking, we felt it was high time for an updated list. It’s an eclectic and impressive group responsible for some of our favorite documentaries, including “The Crash Reel,” “The Act of Killing” and the “Paradise Lost” series.
WHEN IT COMES TO EMPOWERING WOMEN, Internet pioneer and filmmaker Tiffany Shlain says that technology will “give them the tools to do whatever they want to do, whatever they dream of doing.” It’s strange that some people are still taken by surprise when girls express interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). But a percentage of our population still believes that applied science and technology should be, and have historically been male-centric fields. When in fact, women pioneered many of the ideas and technologies around which entire industries exist today.
Tiffany Shlain, filmmaker, on why we need more time to develop our inner selves.
This fall, get to know some of the country’s most interesting women. Join us and become inspired as they talk ambition, life paths and personal style.
As a tribute to theupcomingCharacter Day(link is external) which promotes the science of character strengths around the world, I’m sharing 10 recent research studies on VIA character strengths(link is external). Since the science of character strengths has exploded in the last decade and a half, we have gained plenty of new knowledge about these core positive qualities in human beings.
On September 18, 2015, the world will join Emmy-nominated filmmakerTiffany Shlain for Character Day- a day of thousands of events around the globe where people will simultaneously premiere short powerful and entertaining films, dive into resources from scientists, educators and media experts, and join an online Google Hangout exploring how to live meaningful, successful and purposeful lives in today’s 24/7 world. This event marks one of the dynamic and intricate ways Tiffany continues to capture and captivate her audience with meaningful observations, guidance, and conversations about how life in the technical world can be alive, innovative, purposeful, and grateful.
By Gabe Friedman
(JTA) — “Our technology has exceeded our humanity,” Albert Einstein is said to have lamented. But filmmaker Tiffany Shlain — who utilizes an online, collaborative process and distribution method she dubs “cloud filmmaking” — says it’s possible that technology, used correctly, can enhance our humanity.
As a testament to Shlain’s methods, as well as her rise to becoming one of the most influential filmmakers in the American Jewish world, her latest film, “The Making of a Mensch,” will be shown in more than 4,000 Jewish schools, synagogues, and other organizations across the country during the High Holidays.
We’ve come a long way, baby.
The Internet has become an infinitely more exciting place since The Webby Awards started back in 1997. It is now a place where short films can be used to spark global conversations.
I don’t remember the astronauts landing on the moon, but I’ll never forget the moment I first encountered the World Wide Web…
JTA — Have you ever wondered if you could scientifically become more of a mensch? Or do you want to be featured in a film by a renowned Internet innovator? Either way, Tiffany Shlain has you covered.
The award-winning Bay Area filmmaker — who is also known for founding the Webby Awards and the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences — is making a Jewish companion film to her short “The Science of Character,” which delves into practical and scientific ways that we can all improve our character traits.
San Francisco filmmaker Tiffany Shlain is so creative, so driven and so cutting-edge — Newsweek named her “one of the women shaping the 21st century” — that if she weren’t also such a warm and engaging person, she would make my head explode. And that scene would probably make it into one of her films, hopefully in animated rather than live-action format.
“The Future Starts Here,” an online series with eight five-minute episodes, is packed with rapidly delivered information and kaleidoscopic animation. It explores ways humans can train their minds to attain social freedom and earthly awareness by using the powers of technology and media instead of being controlled by them. As the average human attention span keeps on getting shorter, “The Future Starts Here” presents itself like a red pill: realistic, therapeutic and easy to swallow.
Who are we? How do we define ourselves? In the past this was something that on the surface appeared to be set in stone, but as the world has grown smaller our knowledge and understanding of who we really are has grown exponentially.
Unplugging her devices for 24 hours on the weekend has “had a profound effect on my happiness,” says Webby Awards founder Tiffany Shlain.
We all know and feel that science and technology are transforming how we work, love, and play. Our lives are being affected inside and out: how our brain works, how we communicate, connect and create, how we parent and politic, how we learn and heal and die, our lifestyle and culture. There are techno-utopians who think this is the be-all end-all and techno-dystopians who think this is simply the end. And then there are the wise explorers and explicators of the present who encourage us to think hopefully and responsibly about where we are headed.
Emmy-nominated documentary series The Future Starts Here returns for Season 2 on AOL. Webby Awards founder and filmmaker Tiffany Shlain takes a creative, personal and heartfelt approach to explaining ideas in the field of technology and science. The first four episodes are live now and cover everything from the science of dreaming toGoogle Glass.
Tiffany Shlain, filmmaker and founder of the Webby Awards, is back with more ruminations on how tech and science affect our lives. Season two of her artistic and fascinating The Future Starts Here series debuted on October 23, 2014, on AOL On.
Over the past decade or so, designers are integrating technology into their work more than ever. Software such as the best iPad apps for designers has caused creatives to use technology for inspiration, creativity and productivity. ‘The Future Starts Here with @TiffanyShlain‘ is an Emmy-nominated series that explores how science and technology is influencing your creativity.
Why do we dream? Well, it’s not just to pass the time while you’re sleeping. In fact, the latest research suggests that the most important part of your day might be the hours you spend doing… nothing.
Continuing her exploration of what it means to be human in an increasingly connected world, Webby Awards founder and acclaimed filmmaker Tiffany Shlain will kick off the second season of her Emmy-nominated AOL series The Future Starts Here with @TiffanyShlain on October 23rd, 2014.
One thing Netflix is quietly doing very well is streaming some of the best documentaries of the last few years. Nearly all of our favorite documentaries of 2013 are now available on the streaming service. But it’s not always easy finding the best of Netflix’s broad documentary selection. So here are our updated picks for the 50 Best Documentaries Streaming on Netflix in 2014.
Great news for #Candidly Nicole, Hardwired, The Future Starts Here and City.Ballet fans: You’ll be able to see more of these shows online this fall. AOL announced the renewal of the four Web series this morning.
The shows collectively received 75 million views last season. They also did well on other platforms and on social media.
AOL has renewed four of its original web series for second seasons on the AOL On network.
Returning to the digital video platform are #CandidlyNicole, starring Nicole Richie, based on her Twitter feed; city.ballet, a look at the world of the New York City Ballet from executive producer Sarah Jessica Parker; Hardwired 2.0, an examination of tech trends with host iJustine; and The Future Stars Here, a docuseries from Webby awards founder Tiffany Shlain.
AOL (NYSE: AOL) announced today that it will renew four of its original web series for The AOL On Network, the company’s premium video platform. Three of the shows returning for a second season bring back their first-season advertisers — with “city.ballet.” from executive producer Sarah Jessica Parker returning with Citi and popular technology-themed shows “Hardwired” and “The Future Starts Here” pre-selling to first-season sponsor Verizon.
Prize winning filmmaker Tiffany Shlain producer of the ‘Let it Ripple: Mobile Films for Global Change’ series, has reportedly been the recipient of moral as well as financial support from the Bezos Family Foundation on the release of her latest short film entitled ‘The Science of Character.’
The eight minute film was produced by Ms. Shlain to mark the first annual ‘Character Day’ and will be simultaneously premiered online as well as hundreds of schools, public institutions and a number of other relevant venue locations around the world on Thursday, March 20th, 2014.
Tiffany Shlain chats with Gadi Elkon about her new AOL series and much more.
Tiffany Shlain thinks you’re probably tech-stipated. “What’s that?” you ask? It’s when your various in-boxes and feeds are so clogged with messages and updates that you Just. Can’t. Get. Through. Them.
Tiffany Shlain has a lot of ideas.
But until fairly recently, the 43-year-old founder of the Webby Awards was reluctant to own them on film. No longer — in her new web-series, “The Future Starts Here,” which premiered October 11 on AOL, Shlain is loud, proud and vocal about thoughts ranging from 21st century motherhood, to acceptable online etiquette (hint: Emails masquerading as the great American novel are a no-no.)
Filmmaker Tiffany Shlain, the founder of the Webby Awards, mother, and filmmaker, has launched a new series on AOL called The Future Starts Here. One of the films in the series is called Motherhood Remixed, and it’s about the changing roles of mothers over the past century. Recently I sat down with Tiffany, who is also a good friend, for a conversation about the film and how the changing roles of mothers are affecting the shape of the 21st-century family.
Writer, director, innovator and public speaker Tiffany Shlain is perhaps best known as the founder of The Webby Awards. Establishing an organization devoted to honoring the “best of the Internet” back in 1996, when CompuServe and AOL were still the major internet players and the majority of Americans had yet to get online, was an optimistic move and Shlain continues to exude optimism.
San Francisco filmmaker, TED talker, and expert meme-inventor Tiffany Shlain is back to explain the yin and yang of technology, this time with a new web series, The Future Starts Here, about our co-evolution with tech. The series premieres this Friday, October 11th for the AOL On Network. Here she defines some of her latest go-to terms.
Making an eight-episode series for AOL changed Shlain’s approach to releasing movies.
Tiffany Shlain is a filmmaker first and a technologist second. The co-founder of the Webby Awards went to film school, learned to edit movies by splicing actual film, and has made more than a dozen films in her life. Yet Shlain is ready to move past the movie theater after shooting eight episodes of a new series for AOL, which she considers eight short films.
Enjoy these lighthearted and fun robotics videos while you can, because we’re slowly but surely creeping up onIROS and IREX. As of November third, it’s going to be all serious business, as we embrace insanity by attempting to bring you one of the world’s largest research robotics conferences and the world’s largest robot exhibition at the same time.
Marin Magazine – A Big Brain: Mill Valley’s Tiffany Shlain is premiering her latest film project and TED Book this month.
“… She is the proof in the pudding concerning the work she is doing and its value to society as a whole.” –Jacob Devaney
Cloud Filmmaker Tiffany Shlain talks about making movies in the cloud. She speaks on Bloomberg Television’s “Market Makers.”
Tiffany Shlain, a filmmaker perhaps best known for the documentaryConnected and for founding the Webby Awards, is turning into a fairy godmother for nonprofits in need of new ways to get out their messages. Her latest 10-minute film, Brain Power, could help childhood development-related nonprofits solicit donations, volunteers, and anything else they might need.
Just how far along is the Internet in its development? That’s one of the questions posed in the short film “Brain Power,” the latest production from Tiffany Shlain and the Moxie Institute, the film studio she founded.
Last year, my team at the Moxie Institute and I created Let It Ripple: Mobile Films for Global Change, a cloud filmmaking series that invites people from around the world to collaboratively create short films focused on the social, cultural and political issues that connect us as humans. We create custom versions of these films and donate them to nonprofit organizations working to inspire positive change in the world.
Blog Post by Director Tiffany Shlain – The South Africans have a beautiful philosophy called Ubuntu, which translates as “I am what I am because of who we all are.” This is a perfect way to think about the way a brain develops, influenced by its surrounding people and experiences…
The Internet is very young as a form of human interaction. It’s still in a phase of rapid growth and change. If the Internet were a human being, it would be a toddler. Both the Web and children are hugely shaped by our actions as adults.
Sir Ken Robinson, international expert on creativity and education, has said that “we are all born creative” but “creativity gets squeezed out of us” about the 4th grade… So what happens on the way from childhood to adulthood?
“What do you think is the fastest way to make change…by group consensus or by one person?”
The Internet and movie makers have collided, and the result is a cloud film-making revolution.
The Fourth of July is about our Declaration of Independence from England 236 years ago, so what if Election Day, on November 6, could be a Declaration of Interdependence: to each other, to our country, to the world and us as a species?