Shortwhale | Contact Tristan Harris

Contact Tristan Harris

Hi! Thanks for reaching out.

Due to overwhelming incoming requests and our need to be laser-focused on changing the dangerous incentives of technology platforms — I am unable to manage my email.

To be most effective, and for my health and sanity, I am cutting down on the time I spend responding to emails to the absolute minimum.

With this in mind, please consider the list of FAQs below:

If you want to invite me to give a talk, please be aware that I get *hundreds* of invitations per month and I have to be very selective about where I can have the most impact. If you want to request an interview for media or film, please be aware that I receive:

  • 20+ major media interview requests per week.
  • 10+ major speaking engagement inquiries per week.
  • 10+ film documentary interview requests per month.

Generally, I choose audiences greater than 1,000 people – with technology company executives, policymakers in government and high-profile media. If you would like to invite me, please use the form below and please include the relevant details.

If you are interested in a media interview, please write:

Please do not apply for jobs here. Visit our jobs page, and complete the form for the position you are interested in. If you have a referral contact, you can enter that in the application and we’ll take that into account.

For anything else, please use this shortwhale system (below) and I will try to answer emails as they come but please know that if you don’t receive a response from me, it’s just a matter of too many emails and too little time.

Thanks for your help and understanding.



I get these questions a lot. Is yours among them?

Yes! See these reading resources :

Fantastic. Please submit your app or website for review here

We have put up great tips and helpful apps and extensions on the Humane Technology Take Control page.

This is a very concerning area and I recommend reading the resources offered by Common Sense Media, a non-profit dedicated to helping parents and teachers educate children about digital citizenship and use of screens. More information here:

Contact me


 Bonus: Make this a multiple choice question. Example



Subject: Project proposal accepted [MONTH/NRN]

Hello Tristan,

This is just to inform you that our proposal has been accepted. Hooray!


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