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Tiffany Shlain

Internet Mirrors Human Brain

Jacob Devaney | Posted 12.01.2014 | Technology
Jacob Devaney

"The Future of Storytelling" is all the rage. Why? Because ever since our ancestors left the council fire where our elders told elaborate prophecies and folk tales, our world views have been shaped by the stories we ingest.

#Existence_Error: How I Refreshed the Page

Jason Schmitt | Posted 11.16.2014 | Technology
Jason Schmitt

As technology has evolved, every iteration has made the data more rich and real-time based. In turn these advancements give more dimensionality to the device in our pocket and make ignoring it a personal affront.

#AOLBUILD Series Spotlights Tiffany Shlain

AOL BUILD | Posted 08.06.2014 | Technology
AOL BUILD

Gino DePinto, AOL BUILD Tiffany Shlain, filmmaker, founder of the Webby Awards and host of AOL On original series "The Future Starts Here," stoppe...

"Science of Character" Film And Movement Make International Debut

Caitlin Colegrove | Posted 05.20.2014 | Impact
Caitlin Colegrove

This is a day where people all over the world are going to focus on what character means, ideas around what character means using neuroscience and social science -- this will include old ideas as well as some really exciting new research.

How to Evolve Your Character for a More Meaningful, Successful Life

MeiMei Fox | Posted 04.29.2014 | Healthy Living
MeiMei Fox

What determines your character? You do. As do the people around you. And, of course, genetics play a factor, too. But according to Webby Award fo...

Tiffany Shlain has 20 Million Views on AOL for New Web Video Series

Andy Plesser | Posted 03.24.2014 | Entertainment
Andy Plesser

Filmmaker Tiffany Shlain,  who is known as the creator of the Webby Awards, is finding large audience for her Web series called  "The Future Starts ...

WATCH: Filmmaker And Her Family Observe Weekly 'Tech Shabbat'

Posted 12.03.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Filmmaker Tiffany Shlain loves technology so much that she founded the Webby Awards, but she still knows the value of unplugging. Shlain spoke with...

The One Type Of Robot You Should Fear

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 11.01.2013 | Technology

Ken Goldberg, professor of robotics at UC Berkeley, thinks your fear of robots is unfounded. In the latest episode of "The Future Starts Here," Ti...

Lori Leibovich

Why Every Family Needs A 'Technology Shabbat'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lori Leibovich | Posted 10.25.2013 | Parents

My family and I went dark for 24 hours from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday. I buried my iPad under a pile of books, stuck my iPhone in a drawer, and hid the TV remote from my kids.

Cyborg Utopia: Downloading IQ, Uploading Apprehension

Jason Schmitt | Posted 02.28.2013 | Home
Jason Schmitt

If our most trusted digital leaders have tornado sirens going off in their heads regarding our current path between technology and its connection to the individual, what does that say about general society and our collective future?

Women, Bullying and Tech: Women of SXSW on Online Personas

Kelly Meeker | Posted 01.08.2013 | Women
Kelly Meeker

The vocabulary of social media - "like," "follow," "friends" -- are painful artifacts of the teenage years. Only now we have an actual number."

Weaving the Web of the World Even Tighter

Pat Mitchell | Posted 12.28.2011 | Media
Pat Mitchell

As we come of technological age, how can we be more skillful and more thoughtful in how we use the latest gadgets so as not to diffuse the power of our most fulfilling relationships and work?

Last Tree Down: Embracing A New Treeless World

Kisa Lala | Posted 04.05.2013 | Arts
Kisa Lala

By Kiša Lala Landscape by Stuart Hall © Stuart Hall - A future earth without trees? © J F Rauzier - Cranach's Dream - The New Garden o...

I Sneak Into The Bathroom To Tweet ... And Other Things I Learned While Making A Film About Connection

Posted 12.17.2011 | Women

Tiffany Shlain has won numerous accolades for her documentary films, but until her new film "Connected," she had never made one where her own life -- ...

Making an "Autoblogography": Moving From the Third to the First Person

Tiffany Shlain | Posted 11.29.2012 | Arts
Tiffany Shlain

In the 15th century, a Spanish noble woman named Leonor López de Córdoba wrote her "Memorias," which are considered to be the first autobiography....

The Life Out Loud: An Interdependent World

MeiMei Fox | Posted 11.29.2011 | Entertainment
MeiMei Fox

Connected tells the story of how, in this digital age, we are more interdependent than ever before. The wellbeing of family members depends on events happening on other continents.

Connected the Film: A Technology Story With Heart

John Bergquist | Posted 11.27.2011 | Technology
John Bergquist

I first learned about the film Connected through watching the filmmaker's interview with Brian Solis. The film was created by Tiffany Shlain who is al...

WATCH: Al Gore-Approved Local Film Explores Interdependence

Robin Wilkey | Posted 11.16.2011 | San Francisco

As San Franciscans (or really, as grown-up Americans), we like to consider ourselves independent: independent from our parents, our families, our home...

Interdependence Day 2011

Glyn Vincent | Posted 11.09.2011 | New York
Glyn Vincent

This weekend, the national media focus will be on the September 11 events at Ground Zero in New York City, as well as those commemorations being held ...

The Artist's Urge to Proselytize

George Heymont | Posted 11.12.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

In many ways, Dear World was out of sync with the moment. Its relevance to the corporate greed and political corruption plaguing today's world is staggering.

Egocentric or Allocentric connectedness?

John Bergquist | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Bergquist

We don't need to exclude ourselves from the tribes and interest groups that feed us, but we should continue to expand our understanding and and be more allocentric in our connectedness.

Con Games: Aspen Shortsfest Rock Short Film

Michael Conniff | Posted 06.11.2011 | Denver
Michael Conniff

If there's a better evening of entertainment in a dark venue than Aspen Shortsfest then I've never seen it.

PHOTOS: 10 Most Romantic Films of All Time

Tiffany Shlain | Posted 11.29.2012 | Arts
Tiffany Shlain

A recent evolutionary study on the large size of the human brain proposes that it did not grow for a greater capacity for knowledge, but for our great...

Connected: a new film from Tiffany Shlain

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Hey, Tiffany does great, thoughtful documentary work like The Tribe, which I like a lot. Today, at the Sundance Film Festival, she premieres Connecte...

The Man Who Attended His Own Funeral

Kimberly Brooks | Posted 02.15.2012 | Arts
Kimberly Brooks

There was my father on a huge screen next to the platform in the center of the synagogue. He said, "I always wanted to attend my own funeral. Well...I'm here!"