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Tiffany Shlain and Ken Goldberg.

OPEN for Interpretation: The (Whole) Cinemagillah Film Premiere & Discussion

Wednesday, December 14 at 7 pm


Join the Museum's current OPEN for Interpretation artists-in-residence, Emmy-nominated filmmaker and Webby Awards founder Tiffany Shlain and UC Berkeley artist and robotics professor Ken Goldberg, as they premiere their new film about the American Jewish experience on television and film. Cinemagillah was inspired by the Museum's stories with cloud-sourced contributions from participants around the country.

Includes other short films by the artists, Q & A, and reception. 

$10/Free for Members

This project has been made possible with support from the Director’s Fund at the National Museum of American Jewish History

About the Artists

Mother. Wife. Red lipstick. Hats. Tiffany Shlain is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker and founder of The Webby Awards. Her films and work have received over 80 awards and distinctions including a Disruptive Innovation Award from Tribeca Film Festival and NPR’s list of best commencement speeches. She closely follows the latest developments in technology, neuroscience, feminism and footwear. Four of her films have premiered at Sundance, including her feature documentary "Connected," and “The Tribe,” which explores American Jewish identity through the history of the Barbie doll.  The US State Department selected four of her films for The American Film Showcase. As a speaker, Tiffany has presented at Harvard, NASA, and was the closing speaker for both TEDWomen and TEDMED. Her original series "The Future Starts Here" has received over 40 million views. She is co-founder of Character Day, a global annual event for schools and organizations on the science of character and that had over 90,000 events in 125 countries. Her new film “50/50: Rethinking the Past, Present & Future of Women + Power” premiered at TEDWomen and Refinery29. While Tiffany loves technology, she pries off its tentacles once a week for technology shabbat with her family. tiffanyshlain.com @tiffanyshlain

Ken Goldberg is an artist, inventor, and UC Berkeley Engineering Professor. Ken is an East Pennsylvania Jew, with all the associated baggage.  Ken's artwork is closely linked with his research on robotics, automation, art, and social media. Ken developed the first provably complete algorithm for part feeding and the first robot on the Internet. Despite agonizingly slow progress, Ken persists in trying to make robots less clumsy. He has over 200 peer-reviewed publications and eight U.S. Patents.  Ken’s installations have been shown in over 70 venues including the Whitney Biennial, SF Contemporary Jewish Museum, Pompidou Center, Buenos Aires Biennial, Berkeley Art Museum, Nevada Museum of Art, and the ICC in Tokyo. His Erdos-Bacon number is 6.  Ken lives in the Bay Area and is madly in love with his closest collaborator Tiffany Shlain and their two daughters. He is fiercely protective of his family, his students, and his frequent-flier miles. goldberg.berkeley.edu @ken_goldberg


Event type:Films & Filmmakers
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