Hometown: San Francisco
Early Adapter: She was given a Mac when they first came out in 1984.
Woman She Admires: filmmaker Maya Deren
Most Meaningful Piece of Advice: "Do what you love."
Tiffany Shlain is a filmmaker, artist, founder of the Webby Awards, and co-founder of The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. Her last four films premiered at Sundance, and her films collectively have received more than 50 awards including a "Disruptive Innovation Award" from the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival. Always on the pulse of technology and art, she is currently working on a film series which involves a form of collaborative filmmaking she named "cloud filmmaking," an interactive experience that involves participants from all over the world sending her images and videos which her team edits together into a short film. The first film in the series was set to the music of Moby and released as a featured video on YouTube, with 100 customized versions. Recently, she filmed a 10 minute film and TED Book called "Brain Power." Shlain is a Henry Crown Fellow of The Aspen Institute, and member of the advisory board for The Prince of Wales Fellowship at MIT, MIT-IBM Network Science Research Center, The Institute for the Future, and she was invited to advise Secretary State Hillary Clinton about the internet and technology.