Newsletter

Stay up to date with the latest from MAKERS delivered straight to your inbox. Sign up for new stories from trailblazing women, a big dose of inspiration, and exclusive MAKERS content.

Newsletter Confirmation

Thank you for joining! Please check your inbox for our special welcome letter
with exclusive updates from MAKERS.

MAKERS Moment

Enjoy

Enjoy

More From Tiffany

In this video

Tagged as

Shlain shares the meaningful advice she lives by.

Tiffany's Biography

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.
In her new AolOn web series "The Future Starts Here," Shlain explores what it means to be human as we rush head first into the future of ever-changing technology and always evolving digital landscapes.

Related Videos

Pat Mitchell
Pat Mitchell
Television Pioneer

Pat Mitchell is the current President and Chief Executive Officer of The Paley Center for Media in New York City and the former President and CEO of Public Broadcasting Service (PB...

Marissa Mayer
Marissa Mayer
CEO of Yahoo!

Marissa Mayer is the President and CEO of Yahoo!. Before taking the reins at Yahoo!, she spent most of her career at Google, going from one of its early engineers to Vice President...

Jean Kilbourne
Jean Kilbourne
Media Educator

Jean Kilbourne is a feminist author, and speaker, who focuses on the image of women in advertising. Best-known for her critical studies of alcohol and tobacco advertising campaigns...

Rita Moreno
Rita Moreno
Academy Award-Winning Actress

Rita Moreno is a singer, dancer, and actress, and among the few artists to have won an Oscar, a Grammy, a Tony, and an Emmy. Moreno was the first Latina to win an Academy Award for...