Highlights from TED
Check out some of my favorite video pieces and special projects that I've worked on at TED. Plus lots of articles written for our online magazine, Ideas.TED.com.
Small Thing, Big Idea: A TED original series
What makes the pencil so perfect? How did the button change fashion? I researched + wrote this 8-part web series alongside speakers like Isaac Mizrahi and Paola Antonelli of MOMA. Mac Premo directed.
Ideas from an inventor with 200+ patents
Robert Fischell invented the rechargeable pacemaker and the implantable insulin pump — and helped create the precursor to GPS. I interviewed the 87-year-old inventor to get a peek into his creative process.
Torchbearers: Lives changed by TED Talks
In this 5-part series, made with CNN's Great Big Story, meet people who picked up the ideas in TED Talks and ran with them. As Story Editor, I worked with all — from a 90-year-old space archaeologist to the Mayor of Louisville.
The year in ideas, in 8 minutes flat
What were the most powerful ideas of 2014? I worked with our video team to create this 8-minute highlight reel of the biggest ideas of the year. And with our tech team to create an interactive tour of the talks included.
How color helps tell a story in film
There’s no Academy Award for Best Color — yet — but this less-celebrated element of filmmaking often propels a story forward. In this article, I interview the makers of Moonlight and Pixar's director of photography.
The past, present + future of food in space
In 1962, John Glenn became the first American to eat in space, squeezing applesauce and puréed beef through his helmet. Here, a tour of the past and present of space food, plus a sneak peek of what's next.
And more stories:
- Finding the lost cultures of ancient Peru (June 2016)
- How the race to connect a billion people in India could change the Internet (May 2016)
- Lessons on finding the work you were meant to do (May 2016)
- The sculpture gallery at the bottom of the sea (Jan. 2016)
- This plane? This plane can fly for 118 hours (Aug. 2015)
- A walk with Daniel Kish, the real life Batman (March 2015)
- Sebastian Junger's last patrol (Nov. 2014)
- These families are just like yours, with one important difference (Oct. 2014)
- What Fabien Cousteau learned from living underwater for 31 days (October 2014)
- How embroidery helps women in Pakistan stand up to honor killings (Oct. 2014)
- How to teach a young introvert (Sept. 2014)
- How empathy transformed two lives wrecked by terrorism (Sept.2014)
- 7 ways stress does your mind and body good (July 2014)
- From biting-ant sutures to replacement brain tissue: a brief history of biomaterials (Feb.2014)
- The moneyball effect: How smart data is transforming criminal justice, health, music, + government spending (Jan. 2014)
- Science and surreality meet in Miwa Matrayek's newest work (Jan. 2014)
- No more needles? 7 ways scientists are attempting to move beyond shots (Jan. 2014)
- 2013: The year in ideas (Dec. 2013)
- David Christian's Big History gets much, much bigger (Dec. 2013)
- The next evolutions of thumb wrestling (Nov. 2013)
- Ashton Kutcher, the "magnificent failure": A Q&A (Nov. 2013)
- A Ford Fiesta becomes a Transformer: A look at Hetain Patel's latest work (Oct. 2013)
- Man watches 296 TED Talks in a week. We ask him why. (Oct. 2013)
- The future of facial recognition (Oct. 2013)
- 11 of the funniest TED Talk spoofs, and what speakers can learn from them (Oct. 2013)
- 8 movies about memory manipulation, and how they inspired real neuroscience (Aug. 2013)
- David, Goliath and the appeal of the underdog: A Q&A with Malcolm Gladwell (Sept. 2013)
- 10 old movies about new technology (June 2013)
- The power of a flashbulb, learned from Giles Duley (Dec. 2012)
- 9 covetable toys that blurred the line between robot, pet and friend (April 2013)