Inspiring Voices: Tiffany Shlain on Cloudsourcing Creativity

We recently wrote of the inspiring voices that are the hallmark of the FUSE conference brand. Over the next several weeks, let's take a deeper look at some of the speakers that are going to make the FUSE 2013 our most captivating lineup to date.

Up first:

TIFFANY SHLAIN, FILMMAKER & FOUNDER THE WEBBY AWARDS

From her website:

Honored by Newsweek as one of the “Women Shaping the 21st Century,” Tiffany Shlain, 42, is a filmmaker, public speaker, writer, founder of The Webby Awards, and co-founder of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences.

Tiffany’s films have won over 45 awards and distinctions including Audience and Grand Jury Prizes, and a 2012 Disruptive Innovation Award from The Tribeca Film Festival. Her films have been shown at museums, theaters, conferences and festivals around the world, and are known for their irreverent and profound unraveling of complicated subjects like identity, technology, and science.

Tiffany is currently working on a film series which employs 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 12 short 2 to 10-minute films over the next 4 years about important aspects of life. Each of these films is made collaboratively by inviting people from all over the world to send in videos from their cell phones. Then once the film is completed, her team offers free customized versions of the film to non-profits to help spread their message.
This two minute film, ENGAGE is an example


Shlain will be presenting "Cloud Filmmaking: Cloudsourcing Creativity in the Age of Collaboration" at the 2013 FUSE conference. In this session, she will address the following questions:
  • How can you engage your community’s creativity?
  • How can you use models of participation online to create better stories?
  • How can you truly experiment with mobile and understand how the word “Lab” is embedded in “Collaborate?
To learn more about this, or other FUSE 2013 sessions, visit the event website and download the conference brochure.  Readers of our blog can save 15% off the price of registration. Use code FUSE13BLOG to save.

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