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Screen Shot 2013-12-20 at 9.00.29 AM December 17, 2013 Bloomberg TV - The Filmmaker Who’s Ditching Movie Theaters

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Screen Shot 2013-12-20 at 8.56.57 AM December 4, 2013 CBS News - In digital age, where do parents set boundaries?

She calls it a “Technology Shabbat.” Modeled after the Jewish day of rest, the idea is that Shlain and her family turn off computers, mobile phones and TVs, so they can focus on being present.

Screen Shot 2013-12-20 at 8.46.29 AM December 4, 2013 Media Bistro - So What Do You Do, Tiffany Shlain, Filmmaker and Founder of the Webby Awards?

Tiffany Shlain, vibrant and charming with her bright lipstick and snazzy fedoras, has catapulted her series, The Future Starts Here, to the top of AOL On Originals‘ list of most-watched shows. She talks candidly to the viewer, punctuating her concerns about society with humor and anecdotes from her own life. But Shlain is much more than the onscreen talent: She is an award-winning filmmaker, the founder of the Webby Awards and a popular lecturer and advocate for social change regarding technology and work-life balance.

Screen Shot 2013-12-20 at 8.40.40 AM December 3, 2013 Huffington Post - Filmmaker Tiffany Shlain Discusses Her Family’s ‘Technology Shabbat’ (VIDEO)

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Screen Shot 2013-11-25 at 12.22.53 PM October 21, 2013 Gadie Elkon- Interview with Tiffany Shlain

Screen Shot 2013-10-07 at 4.31.53 PM July/August Issue Jewish Scene- The Future Starts Here: Director Tiffany Shlain Explores Connections in the 21st century

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Screen Shot 2013-10-07 at 4.07.46 PM July 5, 2013 Investor’s Business Daily- Tech Overload Problems Can Be Solved By Unplugging

The problem? Never-ending access to many electronic information streams. The solutions? Focus. And turn the things off once in a while.

Screen Shot 2013-10-07 at 4.03.09 PMJune 26, 2013 The School of Life- Our Connected Brains


(Featured the Connected original animation graphic, “Evolution of Man”)

Summer 2013 BrainWorld Magazine- Product Roundup

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Screen shot 2013-06-03 at 1.47.00 PM May 13, 2013 Pets Lady- Flight Of The Bumblebees’ Cancelled Due To Weather & Maintenance Disruption

Underscoring her theme of human lives moving from independence to interdependence, Shlain’s visuals are compassionate eye-candy, as she weaves personal loss into man’s need for connections and cross-pollination, while continually asking the thought-provoking question: “Where have all the honeybees gone?” along the way.

Screen shot 2013-06-03 at 12.59.50 PM May 8, 2013 dotComplicated- 5 Moms To Check Out On Twitter

Tiffany is a woman who visualized her dream and went out and grabbed it.

IndieWire May 6, 2013 IndieWire- Tiffany Shlain Explains How and Why Non-Profits and Others Should Crowdsource Film Production for Free

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June 2013 Documentary Magazine- Playback, by Tiffany Shlain

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May 2013 MacLife- $50 iTunes Card: How would you spend 50 bucks on music, movies, books and more?

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April 2013 San Francisco Magazine- San Francisco Magazine

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Spring 2013 Good Magazine- Connectors

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Screen shot 2013-04-22 at 1.07.12 PM March 12, 2013 Filmmonthly- Connected: An Autoblogography about Love, Death & Technology

Screen shot 2013-04-22 at 1.04.33 PM March 12, 2013 Movie Spirit- Connected: Tiffany Shlain explores love, death and technology

Screen shot 2013-04-22 at 1.00.48 PM March 12, 2013 BWW Movies World- Tiffany Shlain’s Documentary CONNECTED Releases on DVD Today

Screen shot 2013-04-22 at 12.49.41 PM March 12, 2013 Cinema Assassin- CONNECTED available today on DVD and all digital platforms

March 11, 2013 Film Snobbery- Interview with CONNECTED Director Tiffany Shlain

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  February 25, 2013 Yahoo! News - Movies for the masses, straight to the Web

  February 20, 2013 Learning Solutions Magazine - Documentary Review – Connected: An Autoblogography about Love, Death, and Technology, directed by Tiffany Shlain

  February 20, 2013 The Jewish Week‘A Very Close Jewish Family’

  February 18, 2013 GoldWorld - “Connected”: a film to open at all gl’occhi

“Through an autobiographical tale, the filmmaker Tiffany Shlain launches an invitation to reflect on what it means to be “connected” today, thanks to technological progress that has totally revolutionized our dynamics of social interaction…”

  February 15, 2013 Inventor Spot - Tiffany Shlain Melds Collaboration & Cloudsourcing Into Cloud Filmmaking

“The new tools and technologies that enable video sharing have allowed me and my team at The Moxie Institute to embark on a whole new adventure that we call CLOUD FILMMAKING.”

  February 14, 2013 Digital Hippos - According to Shlain you are Interdependent

February 13, 2013 Baltimore Jewish Times - Talking Tech: Shlain’s films show potential of the Internet

  February 7, 2013 Big Think - The Potential of Connectivity in the 21st Century

  February 6, 2013 IndieWire - Trailer Watch: Connected – Directed by Tiffany Shlain

  February 6, 2013 Whats Trending - “Connected” Film Explores Future of Web Communication Through Personal Lens, Now Available on iTunes

  February 5, 2013 Film Courage - A Film Doesn’t Live Unless Someone’s Watching It

  February 4, 2013 ACM Computers in Entertainment - Survival of the Human Bee

“Realizing the importance of interdependence and links between every entity in the planet, dead or alive, will also allow us to see ourselves as part of nature­­—the bigger picture—and reprioritize to maximize success, efficiency, and progress of the world as a whole…”

  February 5, 2013 The Advocate - Connected With Love and Death in Our Age of Technology

“The film is emotional but also informative and fascinating. Connected offers viewers a chance to see and connect to Shlain’s collection of thoughts on life and death, love and family, technology and the world, and the connection between it all.”

 February 4, 2013 Learnist: Sundance Success Story: Connected

“The story of how a small independent (really independent, not fake-studio-independent) film called Connected broke out at Sundance. This film will be available on VOD on 5th February 2013.”

 February 1, 2013 Naked Salt- Women Empowerment: Tiffany Shlain

“I was personally captivated by her knowledge and talent to collaborate the influences of films with the connection of our human technology.”

  January 28, 2013 Paste MagazineSundance 2013: An Interview with Tiffany Shlain

January 9, 2013 JobShadow – Interview with Filmmaker Tiffany Shlain: Read as Tiffany Shlain talks about her career as a Filmmaker.

January 9, 2013 David Seaman Hour! (Podcast) – Interview with Tiffany Shlain: The full, unedited version of The David Seaman Hour. Interviews with newsmakers and political commentary.

December 30, 2012 Filmmaking Stuff - Tiffany Shlain Talks Cloud Filmmaking: Tiffany Shlain stopped by Filmmaking Stuff to share ideas on marketing, distribution and Cloud Filmmaking.

December 20, 2012 Sunset Magazine – The unplugged home: LOOKING TO UNPLUG? Here’s what others are doing––and what you can try––from easy to hard-core.

 December 16, 2012 Huffington Post: Artists Bring Healing After Recent Tragedy

Tiffany Shlain, Director of Connected The Film at Let it Ripple customized 2 beautiful videos for the Unify Movement. The first video was featured and described in Global Brain Global Heart, in which we explored the idea of humans acting as an immune-system that can help heal each other and the planet through deepening personal connections and conscious use the internet/technology.

November 30, 2011 Alice 97.3 FM Radio: Film critic Hooman Khalili does a movie review of Connected.

Podcast: Here

Radio spot: Here

 November 26, 2012 SuperConsciouness - Using Mindfulness to Shape Our Global Brain: One of the core concepts behind SuperConsciousness is that we are inextricably connected with everything around us…

 November 23, 2012 Mercury News - Multimedia maven connects all the links:  Imagining Shlain? Picture a human hub, exponentially spawning countless tendrils. Which is why the walls she constructs, at the start of a 90-minute interview one week after the Nov. 8 premiere of her new film and TED (electronic) book, “Brain Power,” suggest possibilities, not barriers.

November 16, 2012 Film Threat - BYOD and “CONNECTED” with web pioneer and Director Tiffany Shlain: Tiffany Shlain comes to BYOD to bring her message of Inter-Dependence and discuss filming her family in her doc, “Connected.”

November 15, 2012 Gen Connect - Tiffany Shlain’s Collaborative Model Boosts Nonprofits: So many nonprofits are doing important work, but they don’t have inspiring media, they don’t have the money to do it

November 2012 Makers: Makers Profile Tiffany Shlain – Filmmaker

November 14, 2012 Harvard Business Review - How the Internet is Shaping Our “Global Brain”:

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….


November 13, 2012 BYOD: “Connected,” with Web Pioneer and Director Tiffany Shlain

Nov. 7, 2012 Venture Beat Media - Crowdsourcing is creating the cloud filmmaking revolution: The Internet and movie makers  have collided, and the result is a cloud film-making revolution.

Nov. 7, 2012 ACM Computers in Entertainment: An Interview with Tiffany Shlain  by Newton Lee on founding The Webby Awards, Connected, and “Cloud Filmmaking.”

Nov. 7, 2012 Documentary Magazine - American Film Showcase: ‘Connected’ in Cape Town: Documentary filmmaker and Webby Award Founder Tiffany Shlain travels to Cape Town, South Africa with the American Film Showcase.

Nov. 5, 2012 THNKR - EPIPHANY Addicted to the Internet: Documentary filmmaker, Webby Award Founder: Tiffany Shlain. Epiphany is a series that invites impassioned thought leaders across all disciplines to reveal the innovative, the improbable, and the unexpected of their worlds.

 Nov. 1 2012 PopCulture Pirate - Virtual Mentor: Tiffany Shlain: I first met filmmaker and Webby Award-founder Tiffany Shlain at SxSW in Austin, TX where we shared a table at the Huffington Post’s Women’s Dinner…

 Oct. 16 2012 Press Democrat - Filmmaker Tiffany Shlain comes to SRJC’s Petaluma campus: Shlain’s last four films have premiered at Sundance Film Festival and her films have received 50 awards, including a “Disruptive Innovation Award” from the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival.

 Sept. 7, 2012 NorthJersey.comLeonia gets ‘Connected’with film

Focusing on the mind, the filmmaker referred to present topics such as the advancement and use of technology, the issue of pollution, health and some of the advances in modern science and how this has affected the evolution of human communication.

Sept. 5, 2012 breakfast @ tiffany’s fall 2012 newsletter

Breakfast @ Tiffany’s is published each season with a collection of things we think you may find interesting.

 Sept. 4, 2012 Gen Connect - Celebrating Interdependence Day 2012 With Tiffany Shlain: Award-winning filmmaker premieres short, user-generated film about engaging in society at 2012 Interdependence Day celebration.

Sept. 5, 2012 AfishaThe woman – the future of the web, Tiffany Shlain about her film “Connected”

The daughter of the author of popular science bestseller Leonard Shlain, creator of award The Webby Awards, Tiffany Shlain told “Bill” about why the future belongs to the woman and the codependency better independence.

August 30, 2012 IndieWireHighlight on Innovative Filmmaker and Internet Pioneer, Tiffany Shlain

With the “Let it Ripple” series, Tiffany is paving the way for a new style of collaborative filmmaking she calls Cloud Filmmaking…

July 9, 2012 Fast Company: Make Marketing Connections in An Interdependent World

Thank you, Tiffany Shlain. Your award-winning film, Connected, was an unexpected summer treat. It heightened my awareness of the need for marketing leaders to recognize their growing interdependency on others.

June 28, 2012 NAMLE: Ongoing Innovation and Collaboration from Tiffany Shlain and The Moxie Institute Team

Shlain’s dynamic work continues with many innovative projects including ongoing cloud-sourced, collaborative filmmaking through the Moxie Institute—

June 12, 2012 Filmerz: Getting Connected with Cloud Filmmaking

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Tiffany Shlain is a multi-award winning filmmaker, her last four films premiered at Sundance, she is the founder of the Webby Awards, she is the co-founder of The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences, she delivered thekeynote commencement address at UCBerkeley, and she was honored by Newsweek as one of the “Women Shaping the 21st Century”.

June 8, 2012 Memeburn: Ex-Webby boss Tiffany Shlain on how the Internet is revolutionising film

For more than 15 years the Webby Awards, known as “the Oscars of the Internet”, have rewarded innovation online. Famous for their five-word acceptance speeches, the awards have honoured innovators like World Wide Web inventor Sir Tim Berners Lee and Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington, and top online players such as FacebookWikipedia, and Pinterest.

June 8, 2012 Cape Times: Feast of Films at Encounters

Fast-paced, funny and full of pertinent flashes on contemporary ways of being, Tiffany Shlain meditates on the state of our technologised lives in Connected: An Autoblogography about Love, Death and Technology.

June 7, 2012: Big Think: Creativity in the Cloud: From the Big Bang to Twitter

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June 2, 2012 Daily Motion: Tiffany Shlain Discusses Her Film Connected

May 30, 2012 Co.Exist: Cloud Filmmaking: Using The Internet To Make Inspiring Films

In the age of YouTube, a moving video can be a powerful tool for raising awareness. But not all nonprofits have the ability to put together a good movie about their work. Let It Ripple can help with that, with a hand from the global community.

May 17, 2012 deniseleeyohn: tiffany shlain on connectedness

For me, Tiffany Shlain is a source of great insight and hope on culture, communication, technology, and life, so I’m pleased to share my recent interview with her.

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May 10, 2012 Cinovu: Heard of Cloud Filmmaking?

Seeing the opportunities of living in the age of collaboration, filmmaker Tiffany Shlain made a call-out for a ‘participatory revolution,’ which led to the creation of Cloud Filmmaking.

May 3, 2012 Big Think: The Participatory Revolution: Tiffany Shlain LIVE 

May 2, 2012 Tilt Magazine: Our Interdependent World: Tiffany Shlain’s Connected

April 18, 2012 Tribeca Film Festival: Filmmaker Tiffany Shlain talks cloudsourcing creativity and giving back in the age of collaboration

As a filmmaker who hardly shoots anything and is primarily into remixing and recontextualizing images, this explosion of online video was not only a much bigger candy store than I had ever dreamed of, it also completely changed the way I make films. The new tools and technologies that enable video sharing have allowed me and my team at The Moxie Institute to embark on a whole new adventure that we call CLOUD FILMMAKING.

April 16, 2012 SF Bay: More to Life Than Liking and Poking

How can someone who wants to bring the Internet to every being with an opposable thumb think technology can be bad?

April 3, 2012 Tribeca Film Festival: Who’s Shaking Things Up in 2012? Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards Honorees Announced

The Tribeca Film Festival, in association with renowned Harvard Business School Professor Clay Christensen and the Disruptor Foundation, is proud to announce the recipients of the third annualTribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards, hosted by NYU Stern School of Business, on April 27.

March 15, 2012 Pittsburgh Post Gazette: Tiffany Shlain’s ‘Connected’ explores brain power, love

Even Tiffany Shlain, maker of the movie “Connected,” unplugs once a week. She loves the power of technology but believes in boundaries. ”This ‘technology Shabbat’ that I do is very powerful. For a whole day we don’t have television, we don’t have phones, we just garden and fly a kite and we do all these other things,” said Ms. Shlain, a Mill Valley, Calif., filmmaker, wife and mother of daughters nearly 3 and almost 9 years old.

March 12, 2012 CU Independent: Movie Buff: “Connected”

“Connected: An Autoblogography About Love, Death & Technology” presents an interesting view on technology, the brain and the way we connect with those around us. The International Film Series presented two screenings of “Connected” on Saturday and Sunday nights. The film focuses on technology and the way we interact as a result of the increasing technology.

February 29, 2012 WebProNews/technology: Pew Surveys Perceptions of How Always-On Technology Will Impact Generation Y

*Director Tiffany Shlain quote in article*

February 23, 2012 Shift: Are you Connected? Brian Solis at #shiftSXSW

In preparation for our upcoming #shiftSXSW event, we would like to highlight a few of our special guests, and, in their honor, address topics that are near and dear to them. We are kicking off our series of events with a discussion about social convergence and connectivity, and this conversation would not be complete without our featured panelist, Brian Solis.

February 15, 2012 Bay Area Citizen: Local Filmmaker to Become a US Film Ambassador

Local documentarian Tiffany Shlain’s 2011 film “Connected” will be one of the 29 films included in the US Department of State’s American Films Showcase. According to the official announcement last week, the project is “an international cultural diplomacy initiative that brings people together worldwide through film.”

February 9, 2012 US State Department & USC: Connected selected for the 2012 American Film Showcase

January 10, 2012 Moviefone: What to Watch for in 2012 in Independence Film 

As Chief Operating Officer of Tribeca Enterprises, the company that, among other things, runs the Tribeca Film Festival, I have the privilege of working across many different areas of independent film. As we start off 2012, I wanted to take a moment to lay out what I think are some of the brightest and biggest trends to watch for –

December 14, 2011 Princeton Catalog: ConnectionsConnecting with Tiffany Shlain

* Tiffany featured on the cover of the Winter ’11-’12 issue

December 14, 2011 Paste MagazineThe 20 Best Documentaries of 2011


December 9, 2011 Online Spin: The Evolution of Our Electronic Addiction

Earlier this week, I hosted a screening of Tiffany Shlain’s award-winning movie ”Connected.” The film is an exploration of what it means to be connected in the 21st century, and it begins with a simple story about Tiffany and a friend having lunch. During the meal, she becomes increasingly anxious about checking her email. Her best attempts at staying focused on the person she is with are ultimately in vain, and she finally fakes a trip to the bathroom so she can quickly check her smartphone.

December 6, 2011 Paste Magazine: Nite of the good one percent: Filmmakers pack DGA for IDA Documentary Awards

December 5, 2011 The Velvet Books: Tiffany Shlain: Filmmaking

November 28, 2011 LATimes: Don’t Let that Robot Steal Your Job

November 26, 2011 Los Angeles Times: Patt Morrison Asks: Tiffany Shlain, wired in

November 18, 2011 Real Screen: IDA names winners of Creative Recognition Awards

The hosts for the evening will be Josh Fox, whose work includes Gasland and Memorial Day; and Tiffany Shlain, whose newest doc is Connected: An Autoblogography about Love, Death and Technology. Shlain is also the founder of the Webby Awards and co-founder of The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences.

Read more: http://realscreen.com/2011/11/18/ida-names-winners-of-creative-recognition-awards/#ixzz1e6YM2k00

November 16, 2011 Geek Wire: It’s not a dirty word: In defense of the ‘conversation’

“I was stunned. As an early social media champion who loves few things more than to spark meaningful discussion through things I’ve written or passed along, the “conversation” inspires everything I do. It represents not just the breadth of exchange made possible by this revolution in connectivity, but also its highest ideal — ”

November 10, 2011 The New York Egotist: Maybe You Don’t Love Your iPhone, Or a Review of Tiffany Shlain’s “Connected”

Even when you sneak off to the bathroom on a lunch date in order to check your email, you’re craving that chemical release of dopamine or oxytocin, not the smooth touch of a glass and plastic handheld body (however sensually pleasing that may be). But that’s just the beginning of the film. I won’t give away the rest.

November 10, 2011 Lilith: The Quest for Connection

Tiffany Shlain’s newest film, “Connected: An Autoblogography About Love, Death & Technology,” explores the history of human interaction, and the hope that natural and technological connections don’t have to be mutually exclusive.

November 8, 2011 – Tavis Smiley interview with Filmmaker Tiffany Shlain (video)


November 2011 edition, Shambhala SunWhat Have We Become? (Q&A Tiffany Shlain)download pdf

Few of us are beyond the pull of the plugged-in life these days, and that includes filmmaker Tiffany Shlain, even though she’s as passionate about unplugging as she is about connecting and communicating.

October 26, 2011 TribecaGeoffrey Gilmore and Tiffany Shlain Discuss Connected

Tribeca’s Geoffrey Gilmore and director Tiffany Shlain discuss her newly released film Connected and its exploration of the social web that unites us all in the 21st century.

October 26, 2011 Fast Company: Connected: How Technology Explains The World

In her new film, Connected, Webby Awards founder and Internet philosopher Tiffany Shlain sees digital connection as the next step in harnessing our collective brainpower–as long as we don’t lose our ability to relate to each other.

October 26, 2011 ieee Spectrum: Our Next Evolutionary Step?

As creator of the Webby Awards—the Oscars of online videos—Tiffany Shlain has had a front-row seat to the Web’s power and the creativity unleashed when people with disparate points of view and from different cultures put their minds together.

October 24, 2011 BBC News: Documentary explores the effects of being wired (video)

October 24, 2011 Shockya: “Connected” Movie Review

A documentary snapshot of the blurry, ever-evolving intersection of the relationship between technology and human bonds and grander societal development, “Connected” is wonderfully emblematic of the ways that intelligent artists can use the medium of film to explore issues and ask questions in a manner that encourages and bolsters a pleasantly unsettled life of exploration and outreach in the minds and hearts of viewers.

October 19, 2011 TNW: Interview with Tiffany Shlain at Web 2.0 Summit 2011 (video)

October 18, 2011 Huffington Post Women: Tiffany Shlain, Filmmaker, On Her New Documentary ‘Connected’” ‘If I Speak My Truth, I’m Going To Speak To Some Universal Truth’

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 — and her family’s — was the subject.

October 18, 2011 CNN: The Pros, Cons of being ‘Connected’ (video)

October 17, 2011 New Scientist: Culture Lab: I want to be connected. But why?

Unless you are supremely civilised and have allowed smartphones and online social media to pass you by (and if you have, I’d like to give you my email address so you can tell me how you do it, but of course you wouldn’t know what to do with it) it’s odds on that you’ve felt the odd compulsion to read tweets, emails, texts, RSS feeds and Facebook at times when its completely inappropriate.

October 17, 2011 Mobiledia: Exploring the Effects of “Plugging In”

Tiffany Shlain’s documentary “Connected” explores peoples’ capacity for connection in the digital age, examining both the pros and cons of staying “plugged in.”

October 17, 2011 JTA: Filmmaker Tiffany Shlain is feeling ‘Connected’

Filmmaker Tiffany Shlain is certainly no Luddite. She co-founded the Webby Awards in 1996 to showcase excellence on the then-fledgling Internet. Yet 15 years later she, like many of us, is ambivalent about the technology that allows people to connect to the web 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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October 16, 2011 GigaOMA documentary about addiction to technology that could save us

Filmmaker and Webby Awards founder Tiffany Shlain opens her new documentary Connected with a personal confession: She once faked having to go to the bathroom during dinner so that she could check her email on her phone. For many web-addicted people, that might not be too shocking a reveal, but for her it was a wake-up call — one that comes close to capturing Connected in a nutshell.

October 16, 2011 TreeHugger: What Have We Become? Connected Film Dissects Our Dependence on Digital Connection

In addition to assessing our relationship to technology and how we’ve become addicted to IMs, emails, tweets and check-ins, the film asks some important questions we’ll need to answer in order to address problems like unsustainable consumerism, collapsing economies and global climate change.

October 14, 2011 Interview Magazine: Tiffany Shlain, the Talk of the Town

Once dubbed by Newsweek one of the “Women Shaping the 21st Century,” filmmaker Tiffany Shlain returns to shake things up on screens across the country and around the world.

October 14, 2011 Filmmaker Magazine: “Connected” Director Tiffany Shlain

October 14, 2011 This Week in New YorkReview of CONNECTED: An Autoblogography about Love, Death & Technology

After working for two years on a film about global interdependence and connectedness in the internet age, award-winning documentarian Tiffany Shlain (Yelp: With Apologies to Allen Ginsberg’s Howl, The Tribe, Less Is Moore) realized that she did not feel connected to her material.

October 14, 2011 Spirituality & Practice: Review of Connected: An Autoblogography about Love, Death, and Technology

Tiffany Shlain was honored by Newsweek as one of the “women shaping the 21st century.” She is a filmmaker, the founder of the Webby Awards (celebrating the best of the Internet), and co-founder of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences.

October 13, 2011 The High Bar with Warren Etheredge: Interview with Tiffany Shlain (video)

October 13, 2011 NBC’s Last Call with Carson Daly: Spotlight with Tiffany Shlain (video)

October 13, 2011 Wild River Review: A Conversation with Tiffany Shlain: On Connectedness, Interdependence and the Ripple Effect

Naturally, the founder of the Webbys (an awards series for the best of the Internet) would be acutely sensitive to technology’s role in defining what it is to be human in the 21st Century.

October 13, 2011 Wild River Review: Film Review: Connected: An Autoblogography about Love, Death & Technology

From science, to sonnets, to the flight of the honeybee, everything is interconnected, says Tiffany Shlain in her latest documentary Connected: An Autoblogography about Love, Death and Technology.

October 13, 2011 Daily News Gossip: Disconnected Filmmaker

Tiffany Shlain is optimistic about our increasing technological connectedness, but even she advocates unplugging on a regular basis.

October 12, 2011 ABC: Connected: How Technology is Changing Us

October 12, 2011 NY Times Tech Talk: Interview with Tiffany Shlain

“Incredibly engaging! ..Like High Tech Terry Gilliam…So lively and so fun, I could not take my eyes off of it!”

October 11, 2011 The Jewish Week: A Declaration of Interdependence

Two years into making a full-length documentary, which will have its New York premiere Saturday night, filmmaker Tiffany Shlain realized what was missing.

“I watched all the footage” for the project, about what it means to be connected in the 21st century, “and saw that it was all about ideas, it was all about the head and not about the heart. I wasn’t exploring emotional connectedness.”

October 10, 2011 Works: Career & Money: Living the Dream: Tiffany Shlain

October 10, 2011 Twit: The Social Hour 29: “Connected” Filmmaker Tiffany Shlain

October 9, 2011 Talking Stick TV: Interview with Tiffany Shlain (video)

October 8, 2011: Seattle Post Intelligencer: People’s Critic Film Reviews: Q&A with Tiffany Shlain

I sat down with filmmaker Tiffany Shlain to discuss her latest film Connected. Tiffany talks about connections, her day of “unplugging”, hope phones, and the good side of being connected.

October 7, 2011 The Wall Street Journal: Speakeasy: Making an ‘Autoblogography’

Guest Blog by, Tiffany Shlain

I never intended to be in my own movie. I have made eight movies and have never made a “personal” film. But I will never forget sitting in the editing room after working on “Connected” for two years feeling that here I was making a film about what it means to be connected in the 21st century and I was not connecting to the material.

October 7, 2011 Gumption (Joe McCarthy’s ruminations on inspiration, aspiration and perspiration): Reflections on Connections: A Review of Connected, the Film

October 6, 2011 Seattle PI: People Critic Film Reviews: Connected

Tiffany Shlain explores connection and what it means in the 21st century.

October 6, 2011 The Atlantic: ‘Connected’ Sheds Light on Our Addiction to Social Technology

Tiffany Shlain’s feature-length documentary Connected is an intensely personal exploration of what human connection means in our modern, technology-obsessed world. In anticipation of the film’s release in New York next week, she shares an excerpt that looks at how our brain chemistry compels us to reach for our gadgets 24-7.

October 5, 2011 Jewish Journal: Craving Connection

In ancient times, the rabbis probably couldn’t imagine that, one day, a Kol Nidre service would be broadcast live on something called the Web. Naturally, some would have shunned the implications of such a modernizing event for a tradition steeped in ancient mores and law. The new often threatens the old.

October 5, 2011 TribecaFilm.com(Future of Film Blog): Connected: Sometimes, It’s Good to Unplug

When filmmaker and Webby Awards founder Tiffany Shlain set out to make her first feature, she wanted it to focus on “a brief history of everything in the universe.” After watching that first cut, she realized her signature humor was completely absent from the film. Almost on cue, life intervened and entirely rewrote her goals…

October 4, 2011 Caseorganic/blogA Short Interview with Tiffany Shlain on Connected: A Film about Love, Death and Technology (audio)

October 2011, Venice Magazine: Connected: Tiffany Shlain’s ode to the age of interdependence

Photo credit: Lisa Wiseman

September 30, 2011 IndieWire – Women & HollywoodGuest Post: 10 Things I Have Learned Having Our Film CONNECTED In Theaters by Tiffany Shlain

September 30, 2011 Examiner.com: Film event:Tiffany Shlain discusses ‘Connected’ at ArcLight Hollywood

Opening Friday at the ArcLight Hollywood is the documentary, “Connected” by Tiffany Shlain.  Self-described as an autobiographical documentary that looks at technology through the lens of love and death, “Connected” traces what it means to be connected in the 21st century.

September 30, 2011 Laist: Pencil This In: Mindshare Screens ‘Connected’, The Movie, DJs Peter Bjorn and John

September 30, 2011 Hollywood Jesus: Connected: Starting Conversations with Tiffany Shlain

Tiffany Shlain is a filmmaker and artist. She is the Founder of The Webby Awards and co-founder of the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. She met with a few reporters for a roundtable interview. These are excerpts from that interview.

September 29, 2011 The Huffington Post: The Life Out Loud: An Interdependent World

In the opening segment of Webby Awards founder Tiffany Shlain‘s new documentary, Connected, she talks about sneaking off from lunch with a dear friend to use the bathroom, when secretly she just wants to check the text messages and emails on her phone. I’m sure we’ve all been in this situation in our lives, probably on a weekly basis!

September 29, 2011 Chip Chick: Connected the Movie Examines Love, Death and Technology

Imagine a world without the Internet, and without cellular networks. Communication would be crippled. Keeping in touch would become dramatically more difficult. We wouldn’t know exactly when our Tweet-happy friend went to the store and bought oranges.

September 29, 2011 Interdependence Project: Interview with Tiffany Shlain (audio)

Tiffany Shlain is a filmmaker, artist, founder of The Webby Awards, co-founder of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences and a Henry Crown Fellow of The Aspen Institute. Tiffany’s work with film, technology and activism has received 48 awards and distinctions and her last four films have premiered at Sundance.

September 29, 2011 NPR’s Marketplace: Connected: Looking at love, death and technology in the 21st century

Kai Ryssdal: It is, most of the time, great to be connected — to be able to reach somebody by text or get that nugget of information you need whenever you need it. The flip side, of course, is that other people can reach you, too. And there’s just so much information out there. Pretty much the definition of mixed bag.

September 29, 2011 Film Radar: Review of CONNECTED

Although her new documentary, Connected has an eye on the future, director Tiffany Shlain also knows there’s still wisdom to be mined from the past. “Nothing vast enters into the life of mortals free from a curse.” It’s hard to imagine how Sophocles would have reacted to the internet, but the quote from Antigone is effective in describing our species’ ever increasing dependence on technology.

September 28, 2011 Portable TV: Connected: An Autoblogography

In a world that seemingly revolves around online activity, filmmaker Tiffany Shlain sets out to “untangle what interdependence and connectedness mean in terms of the history of the human species and moving forward” with her debut feature-length documentary, Connected.

September 27, 2011 Jewish Journal: Connections both technological and Personal

Several years ago, San Francisco Bay Area filmmaker Tiffany Shlain was eating lunch with a friend when she felt the sudden urge to text-message and check her e-mail. So, like any tech addict, she faked needing to go the bathroom as an excuse to get up from the table.


September 27, 2011 Daily News: Mill Valley’s Shlain Connects Head and Heart in Documentary

AS A MILL VALLEY KID, Tiffany Shlain practically grew up in the Sequoia Theater, watching movies every weekend with her parents.

So it meant a lot to her when her documentary, “Connected: An Autobiography about Love, Death and Technology,” opened with a splash in her childhood multiplex last weekend for a run that ends on Sept. 29

September 27, 2011 Benefit SF: One word to describe sf: supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

September 26, 2011 Women’s Media Center: Exclusive: Connected- Tiffany Shlain’s New “Autoblogography”

Tiffany Shlain’s new movie, “Connected: An Autoblogography about Love, Death and Technology,” opens with her talking about going out to lunch with a friend whom she hadn’t seen for years, having a great conversation with her  . . .  and Shlain getting the urge to check her email.

“I think that story was to represent how I’ve changed my behavior,” Shlain said. “Before it was like, ‘Oh, my God, that person is so rude.’ Now I have become that person, and I’m not alone.

September 25, 2011 Podomatic: Q&A Tiffany Shlain- Director, Connected: A Declaration of Interdependence

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September 23, 2011 12:21 PM CBS TechtalkTiffany Shlain on being “Connected”

(CBS) – The very idea of being wired to your gadgets and online 24/7 is so that you won’t miss anything. But consider, being super-wired, all the time, means you might be missing something even more significant: life.

Depicted in her documentary “Connected,” Tiffany Shlain, acclaimed filmmaker and founder of The Webby Awards, wonders, “How much faster can it go until we can’t keep up?” Though Shlain understands all of the wonderful things technology has brought us, she also realizes the downsides.

September 23, 2011 Social Times: Filmmaker & Webby Awards Founder Tiffany Shlain On Her Thought-Provoking Documentary “Connected” (interview)

Have you ever found yourself faking a trip to the restroom to check your email on your phone or slept with your laptop?  Tiffany Shlain, filmmaker and founder of the Webby Awards, is definitely guilty of sneaking off to a fake bathroom break to text, email and tweet and this habit has caused her to ask, “What have we become?”  We are all so uber-connected these days that it can be overwhelming and so she set out to create a film about what it means to be connected in this day and age.

September 23, 2011 NBC Bay Area News: Interview with Tiffany Shlain


September 23, 2011 Vancouver Voice: Vlogumentary

Connected is Shlain’s first feature doc about, well, technology, loss, love, connections and the Internet. It’s a big place, and she wants to talk about every aspect of it in 80 minutes.  Made on a small budget and with a crew you could count on one hand, Connected is Shlain’s personal vlog (she calls it a autoblogography) of love, death and technology.

September 22, 2011 The Portland Mercury: #Evolution: Connected: How the Internet will Save the World

AT FIRST GLANCE, Connected appears to be a documentary about the rapid pace with which the world has become networked with communication technology, and it is—but it’s much more than that, too.

September 21, 2011 Mill Valley Herald: Mill Valley Filmmaker launches ‘Connected

“Connected: An Auto blogography about Love, Death & Technology” may be Mill Valley filmmaker Tiffany Shlain’s ninth film, but it’s her first to direct the lens on the deeply personal events of her own life….

September 19, 2011 The Huffington Post: ‘Connected’ Opening: Tiffany Shlain Explores Technology And Interdepndence (video)

As San Franciscans (or really, as grown-up Americans), we like to consider ourselves independent: independent from our parents, our families, our hometown and each other.But in her new Sundance-approved film Connected, opening tonight, local filmmaker Tiffany Shlain asks, “Have you ever faked a restroom trip to check your email?”

September 19, 2011 Mill Valley Life: Get ‘Connected’ and change your perspective, thanks to Mill Valley director Tiffany Shlain

September 16, 2011 The Examiner: Connected: An Autoblogography about Love, Death — the bright side of technology

One of the first theories discussed in this film is that with the invention of writing, men became dominant over women since writing changed the course of civilization.

September 15, 2011 The San Francisco Examiner: Tech advocate Tiffany Shlain tells engaging stories

September 15, 2011 TechCrunch: Keen On…Connected: The Movie About All of Us (TCTV)

Interview with Tiffany Shlain

September 15, 2011 The Daily Californian: A World Apart

When I entered the office space of Tiffany Shlain at Pier 38, which has the look of a pirate ship refurbished into a tech geek’s dreamland, she was on her iPhone, Bluetooth-in-ear. How apropos of her new documentary “Connected: An Autobiography About Love, Death & Technology,” a rumination on our attachment to 21st century tools of communication.

September 14, 2011 BoingBoing: Tiffany Shlain’s Connected, opening this weekend

September 14, 2011 Watermark: Tiffany Shlain: Talking connections and CONNECTED the Film

September 13, 2011 Tree Hugger: Interview with Tiffany Shlain, Director of ‘Connected’ (Video)

September 12, 2011 Variety: ‘Connected’ wins award

The Berlin Film Festival and the activist org Interdependence Movement have named Tiffany Shlain’s doc “Connected” the winner of the first Interdependence Film Prize for emerging filmmakers.

September 12, 2011 The Interdependence Movement: Tiffany Shlain on panel for the Symposium on Interdependence

San Francisco Bay Guardian Film Listings

September 20, 2011

September 13, 2011

September 7, 2011 Singularity Hub: From the Creator of the Webby Awards, A New Film About Our Addiction To All Things Digital

September 7, 2011 Noetic Now Journal: The Emerging Global Mind (article by Tiffany Shlain)

Fifteen years ago I founded the Webby Awards. I was fascinated by how the Internet was connecting people all over the world in new and unexpected ways.

September 6, 2011 The Jewish Week: Film List

“Connected: An Autoblogography about Love, Death & Technology, ” a new film by Tiffany Shlain, whose hilarious short “The Tribe” used the Barbie doll…

September 4, 2011 Los Angeles Times: Fall Sneaks List

September 2, 2011 HollywoodStarsHoney.com: Tiffany Shlain Connected

September 2, 2011 Paul Levinson’s Infinite Regress: Review of Connected: A Triple Threat Movie by Tiffany Shlain

September 2, 2011 Pacific Sun: The Mensch Connection

Filmmaker Tiffany Shlain says new technologies are permanently changing us- for the better…

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September 2011 Let’s Talk: ‘Connected’ Movie Review

September 2011 7X7: Webby Awards Founder Tiffany Shlain’s New Film “Connected” Questions How We Relate in the Age of Social Networking


Filmmaker and early Internet adopter Tiffany Shlain is addicted to tweeting. “I’m a total junkie,” says the director of Connected, a new documentary about technology, family, and the way the Internet has changed how we think.

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September, 2011 Various Press Theatrical Listings

  NY Times

SF Chronicle

San Jose Mercury News

Splendora Blog

Oregon Live.com


August 28, 2011 SF Chronicle: Objects of Affection

Tiffany Shlain (download PDF)

August 26, 2011 Cinesource: Tiffany Shlain Saves the World

Known to many CineSource readers, Marin County’s Tiffany Shlain is an internationally renowned multi-media producer/writer/director, speaker, author, innovator, and new media leader. Just a partial list of her accomplishments is, well, intimidating.

August 17, 2011 TEDx NASA @ Silicon Valley: Tiffany Shlain- The Single Most Important Thing You Need to Know

July 28, 2011 Real Screen: Sundance expands Artist Services Initiative

In addition, the Institute has also entered into a deal with direct marketing firm Topspin Media to provide its filmmakers with direct marketing tools and fulfillment services.

Among the films to use these services will be a doc from the 2011 Sundance Film Festival: Connected: An Autoblogography about Love, Death & Technology, by director Tiffany Shlain, which premiered in the U.S. Documentary Competition section earlier this year.

July 27, 2011 indieWIRE: Sundance Institute Teams With Kickstarter in Three-Year Deal

July 22, 2011 SFExaminer.com: The 31st Annual SFJFF: Spotlight on the Bay Area Connections

June 29, 2011 San Francisco Magazine: San Francisco Magazine chooses Tiffany as ‘One of the Best’ of 2011

June 29, 2011 Miami NewTimes: Hipster Batman and Other Picks for the Geek Film Festival

Florida Supercon is this weekend, and this year, there’s a new addition: the Geek Film Festival. But with over four dozen films, it can be a pain to sift through them and decide which ones look good, so we’ve done the work for you.

June 22, 2011 indieWIRE: “Another Earth” Takes Audience Nod at Maui Film Festival

Audience Award – Documentary Feature: Connected

Mike Cahill’s “Another Earth” won the Audience Award for narrative feature, while Oren Kaplan’s “Hamill” took the nod for “independent feature,” while “Building Hope” won the doc category along with “Connected” and “Love Shines.” 18,000 people attended the event in Wailea, June 15 – 19.

  June 22, 2011 Maui News: MFF 2011: The big picture

“…feels like several separate, brilliant movies intertwining into one, stretching from the way our brains work to the potential of technology to create a central nervous system for the planet.”

  June 18, 2011 Maui News: Maui Film Festival: Fare ‘Uplifting’ For Young Star

“…intertwining several brilliant threads exploring the possibilities – and dangers – of our modern digital landscape.”

June 2011, Sundance Channel: Tastemakers Vinettes:Tiffany Shlain







June 6, 2011 Conversational Marketing Summit: Q&A with Tiffany Shlain at the Conversational Marketing Summit in NYC









June 2, 2011 Variety: Paladin Stays ‘Connected’: Documentary to get fall release

Distributor Paladin has picked up rights to Tiffany Shlain’s doc “Connected: An Autoblogography About Love, Death and Technology” for a fall theatrical release.


June 2, 2011 Screen Daily: Paladin Gets “Connected” for US

Sundance documentary competition entry “Connected: An Autoblogography about Love, Death & Technology” is to be distributed in the US by Paladin.



June 2, 2011 Current TV: Paladin Acquires Sundance Doc “Connected”



June 1, 2011 indieWIRE: Paladin Acquires Sundance Doc “Connected”

Paladin has acquired Webby founder Tiffany Shlain’s documentary “Connected,” and will be releasing the film this fall.

June 1, 2011 IMDB: Paladin Acquires Sundance Doc “Connected”

June 1, 2011 Fast Company Expert Blog: Connected: An Autoblogography about Love, Death & Technology









May 31, 2011 John Battelle: Filmmaker Tiffany Shlain Declares Interdependence: The Internet is Changing How We Think

One of the curveball sessions I’m most looking forward to at next week’s CM Summit is with filmmaker Tiffany Shlain…

May 31, 2011 Business Insider: Filmmaker Tiffany Shlain Declares Interdependence: The Internet Is Changing How We Think

May 29, 2011 Mill Valley Patch: Tiffany Shlain Stays Connected

One year ago, Mill Valley resident and filmmaker Tiffany Shlain delivered the commencement address at UC Berkeley in front of more than 11,000 people, urging graduates to take risks and tackle challenges in their lives with moxie.

May 16, 2011 Ross Dawson: A story about Connected: The film and why you must see it

The first thing I have to say is that the film is absolutely fantastic. It nails how we as humans live an intensely interdependent world, and how our recognition of and response to that will determine our future.

May 17, 2011 Discovery: Tiffany Shlain on Discovery’s Curiosity.com

May 9, 2011 Fast Company: Revolution: Filmmaker And Webby Awards Founder Tiffany Shlain

May 6, 2011 Brian Solis: Revolution:Filmmaker and Webby Awards Founder Tiffany Shlain

Filmmaker Tiffany Shlain joined me on the set of Revolution to discuss her new film, Connected.

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April 29, 2011 Forbes Magazine: Finding Beauty and Hope at a Personalized Medicine Conference

Without question, the most memorable images from the conference were excerpts from filmmaker Tiffany Shlain’s new work, “Connected”…

April 20, 2011 PBS: MediaShift 10 Big Ideas for the Future of Film

Alfred Hitchcock said a film is made three times: when you write it, when you shoot it, and when you edit it. Today there’s a fourth: when you distribute it.

April 7, 2011 New Media Age: Keynote at MipTV

Independent filmmakers must embrace multi-platform strategies to stay ahead of the curve, according to MIPTV keynote speaker Tiffany Shlain.

April 6, 2011 MipBlog: Cannes Cretivity MipTV Keynote at Palais des Festival








April 11, 2011 NPR’s RadioWest: Through the Lens with Tiffany Shlain

Filmmaker Tiffany Shlain says that technology has given the world a central nervous system.

March 2011 Soma Magazine: Tiffany Shlain

Filmmaker, Internet advocate, artist and activist, Tiffany Shlain is a woman of all trades.

Feb 25, 2011 NPR’s Sci Fri: Howl? More Like Yelp!

Feb 23, 2011 Journal of Religion and Film: Report from Sundance 2011: US Documentary Competition

Sundance has come to Park City once again – the streets are filled with avid movie star oglers, film students who’ve hitched their way to Utah, the press corps, unknown filmmakers who are hoping to find a way to share their movies…

Feb 10, 2011 ID Project: Daily Connected?: Ashton Kutcher, Interdependence, Sundance and Thich Nhat Hanh

So. You know something is bound to be hot hot hot when Ashton Kutcher tweets “let’s stop focusing on our independence and start focusing on our interdependence.”

Feb 4, 2011 Showbiz411 Video: Tiffany Shlain talks with Nicole Patrice Johnson about Connected

Feb 4, 2011 Noetic Now: Transformational Films: A Genre on the Threshold

It’s true that almost anywhere you go there is a film festival of some kind, but be thankful – they have taken the place of “big cinema” as venues for quality movies that may never see the dark of a Cineplex.

Feb 3, 2011 Paste Magazine: The 10 Best Films From Sundance 2011

Feb 2, 2011 Paste Magazine: Sundance Documentary Reviews

What began as an academic exploration became the most personal of journeys for Shlain, and what would have been simply an intellectually stimulating film became a wonderfully moving one as well.

Feb 1, 2011 San Francisco Chronicle: Moviegoers React to Tiffany Shlain’s New Movie

When John Muir wrote in 1911 that anything by itself is connected to everything else in the universe, he may not have realized just what that would mean in the 21st century

Feb 1, 2011 Grist Magazine: The Most Sustainable Cinema at Sundance 2011

Last week, cinephiles and filmmakers gathered in the small, snow-covered town of Park City, Utah, for the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.

Jan 31, 2011 The WIP: The Best of Sundance 2011

At the opening day press conference, Sundance Institute President and Founder Robert Redford proclaimed, “I love all of the films at this festival!”

Jan 28, 2011 Hollywood Reporter: Behind the Scenes of Sundance 2011 Photos


Jan 28, 2011 The New York Times: Sundance Slideshow

Jan 28, 2011 FilmMaker Magazine: Editor’s Note on Sundance 2011

“Some films go deep,” filmmaker Tiffany Shlain said at the premiere of her new Sundance documentary, Connected. “Mine goes wide.”

Jan 28, 2011 Thelma Adams: Tiffany Shlain Connects: The Sundance Interview

E.M. Forster built a body of great literature on the idea: “Only connect!” but even the great novelist could never have imagined the Internet’s power.

Jan 28, 2011 The Arty Semite: Q&A With Sundance Filmmaker Tiffany Shlain

Jan 28, 2011 Hollywood Reporter: Energetic Connected: Upbeat about Internet Age

A personal yet universal story about the Internet Age, Tiffany Shlain‘s Connected: An Autoblography about Love, Death and Technology is a highly energized romp through a myriad of ideas about where the human race is headed.

Jan 27, 2011 SF360 interview with Tiffany: Tiffany Shlain Connects the Dots

With two films screening at Sundance this year, Tiffany Shlain’s profile continues to rise.

Jan 26, 2011 Wired Magazine: Sundance doc Connected says Internet can Save the Planet

Webby Awards founder Tiffany Shlain pictures the internet as a tool for saving the planet, and says as much in her Sundance Film Festival entry Connected.

Jan 25, 2011 San Francisco Chronicle highlights Sundance artists: Sundance Film Festival 2011 Portraits

Jan 25, 2011 Women’s Media Center: Entirely Connected to Tiffany Shlain: More from Sundance 2011

The 11 degree Park City weather did not deter the excitement of meeting Tiffany Shlain for an interview about her film Connected.

Jan 25, 2011 Moviefone highlights Tiffany’s panel, “Your Brain on 2011: Technology and Human Evolution” Scheduling Sundance, Day 6

Connected filmmaker Tiffany Shlain leads a panel along with Kevin Macdonald, Nicholas Carr and Christie Nicholson, discussing how technology’s changing us.

Jan 24, 2011 Wired Magazine: Sundance Documentary Connected Champions Internet as Social Tool

Webby Awards founder Tiffany Shlain adds personal slant to exploration of global hive mind.

Jan 23, 2011 The Wall Street Journal writes about Connected: Tiffany Shlain Explains How We’re All Connected

We recently spoke to Shlain about her filmmaking process.

Jan 22, 2011 Women’s Media Center: Girl Bloggers Interview Tiffany about Sundance experience

Yesterday was the first day at Sundance film festival for us young journalists, and we already had our first interview. Last afternoon we spoke with the lovely Tiffany Shlain, director of the film Connected.

Jan 21, 2011 Huffington Post: Craig Newmark blogs about Connected

Hey, Tiffany does great, thoughtful documentary work like The Tribe, which I like a lot.

Jan 21, 2011 Sundance In the Can Interviews Tiffany Shlain: In the Can on YouTube

Jan 21, 2011 The Salt Lake Tribune Review: Connected Review

The personal becomes the universal in director Tiffany Shlain’s fast-moving and thoughtful “autoblogography” that argues that technology is on the brink of bringing together the whole world.

Jan 21, 2011 Screen Daily: roco films international Boards Sundance Doc Connected

Annie Roney’s Ro*co films international has acquired foreign sales rights to Tiffany Shlain’s Connected: An Autoblogography About Love, Death & Technology, premiering in Sundance today

Jan 21, 2011 SF360: Bay Area Doc Makers Breathe Deep Before Sundance Debuts

Of the 16 slots in the 2011 Sundance Film Festival’s Documentary Competition, Bay Area filmmakers occupy no fewer than a quarter.

Jan 20, 2011 KPCW interviews Tiffany Shlain and other Sundance filmmakers: This Green Earth

Jan 20, 2011 Filmmaker Magazine: Connected: an autoblogography about love, death & technology

When I set out to make Connected, the original tagline was A Declaration of Interdependence.

Jan 20, 2011 Variety Profile: Staying Connected — Shlain designs ‘kit’ to keep audiences talking

Securing a Sundance docu competition screening slot is already a coup, but filmmaker Tiffany Shlain has a strategy for how to extend the buzz beyond the screening.

Jan 20, 2011 San Francisco Chronicle: Q&A with ‘Connected’ filmmaker Tiffany Shlain

With her first feature, “Connected: An Autoblogography About Love, Death, and Technology,” Webby Awards founder and filmmaker Tiffany Shlain sought to make a film that investigates our relationship…

Jan 20, 2011 Indiewire: Sundance Shorts 2011: Here’s the Best of the Best

Next to a feature, “short film” sounds diminutive, almost dismissive—but it’s a hell of a lot harder to get one into Sundance.

Jan 17, 2011 CineSource: Tiffany Shlain, Connected and Sundance

Jan 4, 2011 Marin Independent Journal asks Tiffany about her Thoughts on the Future: Peering into the Crystal Ball

Jan. 2011: Sundance Institute: Sundance Also Selects Connected Director’s Other film at Sundance for Youtube screening room

Sundance Institute announced today a collaboration with YouTube to make available, in the YouTube Screening Room, 12 short films from the 2011 Sundance Film Festival as well as eight classic short films from Institute alumni and earlier Festivals.

Dec 8, 2010 Sundance Institute: Sundance Selects “Connected” as part of only 9 films to be part of their Sundance USA tour during Sundance

Sundance Institute today announced the films from the 2011 Sundance Film Festival scheduled to screen in theaters in nine different cities, including the newly added Seattle, Washington Egyptian Theatre, on the evening of Thursday, January 27, 2011.

Dec 6, 2010 Salt Lake Tribune Features Connected: Trailer of the Day: Connected: A Declaration of Interdependence

Once again, the Tribune is counting the days until the start of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival (45 days from now) by presenting one trailer for one of the films playing in the big Park City shindig.

Dec 1, 2010 Sundance Film Festival: 2011 Sundance Film Festival Announces Film in Competition

Sundance Institute announced today the lineup of films selected to screen in the U.S. and World Cinema Dramatic and Documentary Competitions for the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.

Nov 2, 2010 Extras from Marin Magazine Article: Meet Webby Awards Founder, Tiffany Shlain

Nov 1, 2010 Marin Magazine Features Tiffany Shlain: Marinterview: Filmmaker Tiffany Shlain

September 20, 2010 Washington Post features blog post on “Yelp”: Yelp! Allen Ginsberg’s “Howl” Gets Updated for a Digital Generation

Our Internet-addled brains can all use what Tiffany Shlain and Ken Goldberg call a “technology shabbat,” a once-a-week break from the Web.

September 20, 2010 Tiffany’s video “Yelp: With Apologies to Allen Ginsberg’s Howl” gets shortlisted into Guggenheim/Youtube competition. Film will play at Guggenheim Museums in Berlin; Bilbao, Spain, and Venice, Italy.: New York Times: Highly Subjective Highlights From the Guggenheim YouTube Contest

In an epic display of ruthless but necessary judgment, the Guggenheim Museum has announced that it had winnowed the entries for its “YouTube Play, A Biennial of Creative Video” contest to a mere 125 from more than 23,000 online submissions.

September 20, 2010 Huffington Post: Huffpost Art’s Ten Highlights for Guggenheim Museum’s Youtube Play Biennial


New York’s Guggenheim Museum has a new partner in what could be considered contemporary art A&R: YouTube. They’re currently hosting the YouTube Play Biennial – a juried contest that asked YouTube users to submit videos of digital art, stop-motion-animation, music videos, short films, and the like to be whittled down to the top 20.

September 19, 2010 The Huffington Post: Crowd-Fundraising for Causes Adds Up Fast

One project strapped dozens of digital cameras to kites and balloons and sent them above the Gulf of Mexico to document the oil spill.

July 19, 2010 Earthsky a Clear Voice for Science: Tiffany Shlain’s Film “Connected: A Declaration of Interdependence”

In this EarthSky Clear Voices for Science interview, Tiffany Shlain, founder of the Webby Awards, talks about the film she’s directing, “Connected: A Declaration of Interdependence, ” due for release in early 2011.

July 12, 2010 News.com.au (quotes by Tiffany Shlain): More World of Warcraft Means Less Drunken Fights for Goths and Weirdos


Social networking should reduce friction between humans around the world by 2020, but the technology could also rob people of face-to-face relationships and foster shallower relationships, according to a new survey of top tech leaders and experts.

July 8, 2010 The Sydney Morning Herald Quotes TIffany on Social Networking: Twittering Our Way to a Peaceful Future

Our real-life relationships could suffer and become more shallow but social networking should reduce friction between humans around the world by 2020, experts say.

June 22, 2010 Huffington Post Features Blog by Tiffany Shlain: Writing My UC Berkeley Commencement Speech – What to Say?

June 3, 2010 Local Newspaper Remarks on Tiffany’s Speech at UC Berkeley: Mill Valley Resident Inspires Cal Grads

May 30, 2010 Filmmaker Magazine features Tiffany’s UC Berkeley Speech: Tiffany Shlain on Life, Death, Change, and Connection

May 26, 2010 Australian Blog Bibliostructures writes about the speech: Tiffany Shlain’s Commencement speech at Berkeley

May 17, 2010 A Call for “Moxie” and Compassion Marks Commencement: Director Tiffany Shlain’s UCB Commencement Speech

May 15, 2010 Tiffany Listed Among Top College Commencement Speakers: Top Commencement Speakers of 2010

May 7, 2010 Online Experiment set for Commencement Speech at UCB: Call for submissions from the Graduates of 2010

May 4, 2010 Forbes Includes Tiffany with Commencement Speakers Across U.S.: Forbes Reports on 2010 Commencement Speeches

April 27, Tiffany’s Icon-O-Cast Podcast on Design of a Global Network: Icon-o-Cast: Connections and Mutations in the Network

March 19, 2010 Huffington Post Blog by Tiffany Shlain.: About New Film Yelp and Connected and Unplugging

March 19, 2010 NY Times Blog: JA New Take on the Old Sabbath Ritual of Unplugging

March 22, 2010 JESNA.org: Tiffany honored for Jewish Women in Education by JESNA

March 19, 2010 Huffington Post: National Day of Unplugging.

March 19, 2010 Beliefnet.com Blog: National Day of Unplugging: a Sabbath from Technology

March 18, 2010 CBS News: CBS Katie Couric talks about new film “Yelp”

March 18, 2010 San Francisco Chronicle: In support of “revisiting the present tense,” Tiffany Shlain and Ken Goldberg, high-tech royalty (she created the Webbys; he’s a robotics prof at UC Berkeley), have created “Yelp,” a two-minute takeoff of Allen Ginsberg’s “Howl”

March 17, 2010 Boing Boing: Sneak peak at new feature by Tiffany Shlain and Ken Goldberg

January 2010 ModernLuxury.com: Q&A: Tiffany Shlain Goes From Webby Awards to Film | San Francisco

January 2010 Foreign Policy Magazine: Clinton Dines With Top Tech Executives

October 2009: Showing sneak peak excerpts of the new film Connected at SF Film Society Cinema By the Bay at the Clay Theater on Oct 17th

Oct.23, 2011 Slide Ranch Benefit on Oct 23rd

June 10, 2010 Marin Independent Journal - Talking Heads: Tiffany Shlain

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June 2, 2010 Mill Valley Herald - Speaker Seeks to Inspire Grads

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January 12, 2010 SF Chronicle - Bay Area Breakfast Bowls Runneth Over

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October 2009: Tiffany set to speak at The Mill Valley Film Festival

September 2009: Tiffany speaks at The Idea Festival about upcoming film Connected

June 16, 2009: An Article highlighting of all the distribution work on The Tribe

May 9, 2009: Tiffany featured in People of the Screen web film by Jess Hemerly at Institute of The Future

November, 2008: San Francisco Film Society Selects Tiffany and her new feature documentary for a 6 month film residency

July 25, 2008: New York Times: Datebook Other highlights include a performance-documentary by Tiffany Shlain.

June 5, 2008: Business Week: Indie Filmmakers Hit Their Target

Jan 18, 2008: USA Today: Social, work lives collide on networking websites

Dec 14, 2007: The South China Post Specials/Style/Career Women -Magazine: Top of Their Game

November 2007: The Hollywood Reporter: Alternative Distribution Pushes Dealmaking in New Directions

Nov. 2, 2007: Variety: Studios Digital Dilemma

Sept 14, 2007: Daily EM: Tiffany Shlain at Idea Festival: Interdependence and Colony Collapse Disorder

Sept 14, 2007: Ethan Zuckerman’s Blog from The Idea Festival: Idea Festival: Tiffany Shlain’s Web of Ideas

Sept 2007: Center for New Words: Tiffany Shlain on the Art of Creating

Spring 2007: Jewish Film World: Tiffany Shlain: Filmmaker Extraordinaire

Summer 2007: Jillian Burt’s Blog: A Declaration of Interdependence: a new film by Tiffany Shlain’s

January 22, 2007: Biz Journal: Upcoming Idea Festival features Tiffany Shlain

December 3, 2005: Flickr: Tiffany Shlain, Peter Coyote, and Ken Goldberg Photo