Creativity and the Cloud: Marin Conversations with Dynamic Creative Couple Tiffany Shlain and Ken Goldberg
Tiffany Shlain, Filmmaker; Founder, Webby Awards; Co-founder, International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences; Director, Brain Power, Official Selection of American Film Showcase 2013, U.S. State Department
Ken Goldberg, Roboticist; Artist; Craigslist Distinguished Professor of New Media, UC Berkeley; Founding Director, Art, Technology, and Culture Lecture Series, UC Berkeley
How can we tap into the creative potential of new technologies without having them consume every moment? Award-winning filmmaker Tiffany Shlain and UC Berkeley robotics professor Ken Goldberg have been exploring the creative potential of the Internet since the first web browser appeared in 1994. Yet they also made a family decision four years ago to take one day a week and turn off all screens for what they call their “technology Shabbat.” The Mill Valley couple will explore, through their work with films, robots and art installations, the power of connecting, disconnecting, and the role of love, technology and the cloud in the creative process.
Location: The Outdoor Art Club, One West Blithedale Avenue, Mill Valley
Time: 7 p.m. hors d'ouevres and cash bar, 7:45 p.m. program
Cost: $45 non-members, $35 members
Also know: Marin Conversations, presented by The Commonwealth Club and Marin Community Foundation, is a monthly dialogue between Marin personalities and subject matter experts on important social issues. Marin Conversations take place the first Wednesday of the month at the historic Outdoor Art Club, One West Blithedale Avenue (at corner of Throckmorton) in downtown Mill Valley. Attendees are also welcome to a 10% discount at Piazza D'Angelo the evening of the program.