Honored by Newsweek as one of the “Women Shaping the 21st Century,” Tiffany Shlain is a filmmaker, writer, founder of the Webby Awards, and co-founder of The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. A celebrated thinker and catalyst, Tiffany is known for her ability to illuminate complex ideas in culture, science, technology, and life through her unique films, dynamic talks, and innovative projects. She is a sought-after keynote speaker, from delivering the campus-wide keynote commencement address at UC Berkeley to giving kick-off speeches at international conferences, her films and work have received 50 awards and distinctions including a “Disruptive Innovation Award” from The Tribeca Film Festival. Her two most recent films have been invited to represent America at embassies worldwide in the US State Department’s American Film Showcase and she has had four films premiere at Sundance, including her 2011 acclaimed feature documentary, Connected: An Autoblogography about Love, Death & Technology, which The New York Times hailed as “Incredibly engaging” and “Examining Everything From the Big Bang to Twitter.” She is currently working on a film series which is paving the way for a new kind of collaborative filmmaking she and her film studio call “Cloud Filmmaking.” The series, titled Let it Ripple: Mobile Films for Global Change, will include 10 short films over the next 4 years about important aspects of life that connect us. Each of these films invites participants to collaborate by sending in videos and artwork inspired by the themes of the film. Three films have been released (A Declaration of Interdependence, Engage and Brain Power) and the fourth, The Science of Character will be coming out soon. The third film in the series Brain Power: From Neurons to Networks, is also the basis for Tiffany’s first book that the TED conference published, of the same name. After each film is completed they are available for free customization for nonprofits to use for their outreach and nearly 500 versions of the films are being used by nonprofits to date. Tiffany was invited to share the groundbreaking approach of her “Cloud Filmmaking” as the keynote speaker for the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival Interactive Day. She also just launched an original film series for AOL, The Future Starts Here, which was released October 11th and is one of AOL’s top shows nearing 12 million views since its launch. Tiffany is a Henry Crown Fellow of The Aspen Institute, and member of the advisory board for The Prince of Wales Fellowship at MIT, MIT-IBM Network Science Research Center, The Institute for the Future and she was invited to advise Secretary State Hillary Clinton about the Internet and technology.
Ken Goldberg is an inventor working at the intersection of art, robotics, and social media. At UC Berkeley, Ken teaches and supervises research in Robotics, Automation, and New Media. Ken was awarded dual degrees in Electrical Engineering and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania (1984) and MS and PhD degrees from Carnegie Mellon University (1990). He joined the UC Berkeley faculty in 1995 where he is craigslist Distinguished Professor of New Media. He is a Professor of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, with secondary appointments in Electrical Engineering/Computer Science and the School of Information. Ken also has an appointment in the UC San Francisco Medical School’s Department of Radiation Oncology. Ken has published over 150 peer-reviewed technical papers on algorithms for robotics, automation, and social information filtering; his inventions have been awarded eight US Patents. He is Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering (T-ASE), Co-Founder of the Berkeley Center for New Media, Co-Founder and CTO of Hybrid Wisdom Labs, Co-Founder of the Moxie Institute, and Founding Director of UC Berkeley’s Art, Technology, and Culture Lecture Series. Ken was awarded the Presidential Faculty Fellowship in 1995 by President Clinton, the National Science Foundation Faculty Fellowship in 1994, the Joseph Engelberger Robotics Award in 2000, and elected IEEE Fellow in 2005.
SAWYER STEELE, PRODUCER/WRITER
Sawyer Steele is a writer and filmmaker. He has been with The Moxie Institute since its inception in 2006. He produced and co-wrote A Declaration of Interdependence, and is currently working on Brain Power. During production of Connected, Sawyer was a co-writer, associate editor, and production manager. Born and raised in New England, Sawyer graduated from Colby College in Maine.
Jesse Wakeman is a documentary filmmaker with a B.S. in Video Production from Ithaca College. With The Moxie Institute team, she works primarily with the organizations involved in the Let it Ripple project, helping them to best customize the 3 films for their outreach purposes. She also has worked as an editor and associate producer on the Let it Ripple project. Her other areas of involvement include media management for screenings and festivals (Moxie has 7 films currently playing in theaters, conferences, festivals and schools around the world) and website management for all domains.
PATRICI FLORES, EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
Patrici Flores is a filmmaker, writer, photographer and citizen of the Internet, and is thrilled to be joining The Moxie Institute as Executive Assistant. She is a native of the San Francisco Bay Area, where she took psychology and film classes while working IT desks at UC Berkeley. Trici’s work has been featured locally on the Great Wall of Oakland, in various cafes and galleries, and in national magazines. When she’s not on set or managing social media and design for Moxie projects, she writes about tech, gadgets, travel, and food.