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Debbie Millman | Audio

Design Matters from the Archive: Tiffany Shlain


On this episode, Debbie talks to Tiffany Shlain about her films, about starting the Webby Awards, and about the growing presence of technology in our lives. 

Emmy-nominated filmmaker and Webby Awards Founder Tiffany Shlain has received over seventy awards and distinctions for her films and work, including being named by NPR as having delivered one of the Best Commencement Speeches, Ever, and by Newsweek as “one of the women shaping the 21st Century.”

She has premiered four films at Sundance, including her acclaimed feature documentary Connected: An Autoblogography about Love, Death & Technology, which The New York Times hailed as “high-tech Terry Gilliam,” and “Examining Everything From the Big Bang to Twitter.” Her AOL Original series, The Future Starts Here was nominated for an Emmy in New Approaches: Arts, Lifestyle, Culture and has over 40 million views to date.

Tiffany is a world-renowned speaker and has been featured at Google, Harvard, NASA, The Economist Ideas conference, and was the closing speaker for TEDWomen and TEDMED. Tiffany was the on-air Internet expert on ABC’s Good Morning America with Diane Sawyer, is a Henry Crown Fellow of The Aspen Institute, is an advisor to The Institute for the Future, and was invited to advise then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton about the Internet and technology. She has contributed articles for Harvard Business Review, Documentary Magazine and was listed by Indiewire & FastCompany for her writing on twitter. TED Conferences published her first book, Brain Power: From Neurons to Networks. She runs the film studio and lab called The Moxie Institute, and a nonprofit Let Ripple: Mobile Films for Global Change that makes free films for schools and creates global events to catalyze conversations around important topics.

Originally posted in October 2015.  



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