On using laughter to open the body, heart, and mind …

[U]sually, in my films, I will try to make people laugh right before I want them to think deeply. Because when people think they know how they feel about something, their body language, everything is tight. And you make them laugh, and immediately their body opens, and I always feel like I can go in deeper with the idea, or into their heart, or their mind, or both at the same time, hopefully.

— Tiffany Shlain

Growing Up the Internet | Tiffany Shlain • Krista Tippett