Filmmaker Tiffany Shlain joined me on the set of Revolution to discuss her new film, Connected. Tiffany is a remarkable individual. She is the first to debut two films at the Sundance Film Festival and is also the founder of the prestigious Webby Awards.
In her film Connected, we as the audience, explore how technology is changing our culture. We are pulled into a beautiful spiral to feel what it means to live in an always on society and also how staying connected in the 21st century is shuffling our priorities. The world is indeed becoming a much smaller place. But we have to ask ourselves at what cost?
Our pace is accelerated and the question is can we keep up? Do we want to keep up?
This wonderful discussion left me enriched and hopefully her film and this interview, will remind us to see the bigger picture and lead the evolution of technology and culture rather than succumb to it.
As Tiffany believes, “for years we declared our independence, now it’s time for us to declare our interdependence.”
Please watch the interview…
Season 2 – Episode 4
S2E1: How Mercedes Benz Successfully Uses Social Media to Engage
S2E2: Technorati’s Richard Jalichandra on the State and Future of Social Media
S2E3: Guy Kawasaki on the Art of Enchantment
S2E4: Adly CEO Arnie Gullov-Singh on the Social Era of Celebrity Endorsements
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Filmed at Revision3 studios in San Francisco
I agree 100% with everything said in the interview. In fact, I’ve been working on a new web platform that connects people of similar interests in an one on one conversation, instantly. I really would love to tell you more about it if you’re interested, Brian.
SimilarInterestsBeta AT gmail.com
Phil, I think it would be great to share your inspiration for starting such a network here…
Sure thing. I want to connect people of shared interests on a personal level. To actually let the people get to know each other in a one on one conversation.
Current state of connecting people based on similar interests via Social Networking Sites:
FaceBook groups or Forums: Leave posts in a discussion but no relationship is formed. You don’t really know about these people or ever will. It’s all just exchange of words, in my opinion.
Twitter: Unless you put yourself out there, no one will ever find you.
So I’ve came up with a really simple and instant way to bring two new people together that likes the same thing. I’ve started working to bring the idea to life since September of last year.
If Brian or anyone is interested, you can signup to test the beta when it’s ready: http://www.similarinterests.org/
looking fwd to watching her new film.
wow she’s pretty and sucessful.