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  • What makes a mensch? A ‘Digital Diva’ wants to know

    September 8, 2015 | 4:05 pm

    “Our technology has exceeded our humanity,” Albert Einstein is said to have lamented.

    But filmmaker Tiffany Shlain — who utilizes an online, collaborative process and distribution method she dubs “cloud filmmaking” — says it’s possible that technology, used correctly, can enhance...

  • Filmmaker Tiffany Shlain is feeling ‘Connected’

    October 17, 2011 | 5:32 pm

    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...

  • Props to Tiffany Shlain, honorary Hollywood Jew (from San Francisco) for ‘The Tribe’ [VIDEO]

    By The Web Guy

    September 8, 2008 | 4:41 am

    We’ve been waiting for this to come out online for free, and here it is.  Tiffany Shlain’s amazing ‘The Tribe’—narrated by Peter Coyote—explores the history of the Jewish people from the time of Abraham up through today, and uses the Barbie doll (created by Southern California Jewish...

  • VIDEO: The Tribe (The Barbie Doll and the History of the Jewish People)

    September 8, 2008 | 4:31 am

    What can the most successful doll on the planet show us about being Jewish today? Narrated by Peter Coyote, the film mixes old school narration with a new school visual style. The Tribe weaves together archival footage, graphics, animation, Barbie dioramas, and slam poetry to take...

  • Spectator - Assimilation and a Blonde Doll

    By Steven Rosen

    March 23, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Filmmaker Tiffany Shlain laughs when asked where she gets her finely honed sense of ironic humor. It comes with being Jewish, she explains -- a group whose number constitutes just one-quarter of 1 percent of the human race and thus makes getting along with others paramount.

    "You got...