Connected: A Video Diary
In her ongoing blog for #ArtistServices, filmmaker and Webby Awards founder Tiffany Shlain will be taking us along with her (often in vivacious video!) as she readies her first feature documentary, Connected: An Autoblogography about Love, Death & Technology, for release this fall. In the film, she explores what it means to be connected in the 21st century. She also suggests, after centuries of striving for independence, that it’s time we, as humans, declare our interdependence.
As a side project to Connected, she’s launched a global, crowdsourced short film centered around her “Declaration of Interdependence.” Shlain returned to filmmaking after launching the Webbys in 1996 and running the awards for online excellence for nearly a decade. Many of her shorts have showed at the Sundance Film Festival, and Connected competed in Documentary Competition this year. “I love, hate, and have hope for technology,” Shlain says, as she put together her first video blog for us here. “I am really interested in the intersection of film, the web, tactile tools and live events to get people talking about important issues and hopefully make the world a little better.” Shlain and her husband Ken Goldberg co-write many of their films and have two children who keep them laughing.
Connected: A Video Diary, Part One
Connected: A Video Diary, Part Two
Connected: A Video Diary, Part Three
Connected: A Video Diary, Part Four