Tiffany Shlain

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Tiffany Shlain

Name: Tiffany Shlain

Born: April 8, 1970

Computer-related contributions

  • American Internet pioneer, filmmaker, author, and public speaker.
  • Founder, CEO and creative director of the Webby Awards, Oscars of the Web (1996).
  • She introduced the concept of cloud filmmaking (2011).
  • Co-founder of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences.
  • Directed, co-wrote and produced Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness, a documentary about reproductive rights in America.
  • Founded the San Francisco film studio, the Moxie Institute (2005).

Significant publications

  • Brain Power: From Neurons to Networks (2012).
  • The Tribe: An Unorthodox Discussion Kit (2006).

Honors and awards

  • Best Director, Los Angeles Movie Awards (2011).
  • Women in Film Award for making "Connected," All Roads Award National Geographic (2011).
  • Keynote speaker for UC Berkeley's commencement ceremony (2010).
  • Recipient of the UC Berkeley Eisner Award (their highest award in art).
  • Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute (2006-2007).
  • Appeared on Good Morning America as Webby Awards on-air Internet expert from 2000 – 2003.
  • Closing speaker for TEDWomen in Los Angeles.


"The cool kids have co-opted all the neat stuff ? computers, gadgets, video games. There's no such thing as a computer geek anymore."