Taryn Southern is an artist, technologist, and storyteller whose videos have received more than 500 million views across YouTube and been featured in Vanity Fair, Fast Company, People, Forbes, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, and more. Over the years, Taryn has produced more than 1500 videos for companies like Snapchat, Marriott, Maker Studios, Focus Features, ATTN, and more.
An early adopter of digital media, Taryn was one of the first people to sell two television series based on web videos – Project MyWorld to DirecTV and Private High Musical to MTV in 2007 and 2008. She later guest starred on more than a dozen TV shows, was a co-host of Discovery Channel’s highest rated late night talk show, Shark After Dark, and hosted her own Top 20 Countdown show on SiriusXM Radio.
Passionate about the intersection of science, tech, and storytelling, Taryn is currently producing a documentary on the future of the human brain and working on an album composed entirely with artificial intelligence. Due in 2018, the album’s first single, “Break Free” (released in 2017), received international attention as the first pop song composed and produced entirely with AI.
Active in blockchain, VR, and AR, Taryn is a co-founder of Ladies of Crypto, a cryptocurrency community for women, and Taryn Token, the world’s first tokenized song that enables large scale creative collaborations that splits backend royalties using Ethereum smart contracts. She’s worked as a brand ambassador for HTC Vive, Samsung, Oculus, Geena Davis’ Women in Media, and was recently awarded one of ten grants by Google to create an experimental VR series. Taryn is also an angel investor, advisor, and advocate of disruptive companies in blockchain, longevity, and reproductive technology spaces.