Arts + Design Mondays: Cultural Criticism in the Age of YouTube, with Tiffany Shlain and Rolla Selbak

Emmy-nominated filmmaker Tiffany Shlain is founder of the Webby Awards, the leading international prize for excellence on the internet. She cofounded the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences.

Rolla Selbak is a filmmaker whose credits include the acclaimed feature film Three Veils, which examines arranged marriage, homosexuality, and love within Muslim-American culture. She is also creator of the virally popular Web series Kiss Her I’m Famous.

The conversation is moderated by George Strompolos. Strompolos is founder and CEO of the digital media company Fullscreen, and co-created the YouTube Partner Program for Google.

This event is part of The Future of Cultural Criticism, a series featuring some of the most innovative and incisive commentators on culture, with a focus on the expansion of cultural criticism into new media, genres, and approaches. Sponsored by the Townsend Center for the Humanities, the Arts + Design Initiative, the Arts Research Center, Digital Humanities, and the Art of Writing program at UC Berkeley.

About Arts + Design Mondays

Join us Monday evenings as we invite UC Berkeley faculty and other creative people to talk about topics of current interest, including new immersive art technologies, the future of cultural criticism, and the role of the arts in social justice.

Arts + Design Mondays @ BAMPFA is organized by UC Berkeley’s Arts + Design Initiative, the Arts Research Center (ARC), and BAMPFA. Participating presenters include UC Berkeley’s Art of Writing; ARC; Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium; Berkeley Center for New Media; The Black Room; Department of Art Practice; Department of English; Digital Humanities at Berkeley; and the Townsend Center for the Humanities. The program is sponsored by Arts + Design.