Cultural Criticism in the Age of YouTube: Tiffany Shlain and Rolla Selbak, moderated by George Strompolos

Lecture | April 17 | 6:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater

 Townsend Center for the Humanities, Arts + Design

This yearlong series of conversations features some of the most innovative and incisive commentators on culture. This spring, we focus on the expansion of cultural criticism into new media, genres, and approaches.

Emmy-nominated filmmaker Tiffany Shlain is founder of the Webby Awards, the leading international prize for excellence on the internet. She co-founded 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.

George Strompolos is founder and CEO of the YouTube network Fullscreen. He has served as strategic partnerships manager at YouTube and co-created the YouTube Partner Program.

The Future of Cultural Criticism series is part of Arts + Design Mondays @ BAMFPA. Learn more at

Sponsored by the Townsend Center for the Humanities, Arts Research Center, Arts+Design Initiative, Art of Writing, the Black Room, and Digital Humanities.

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