Highlights from TED
Check out some of my favorite video series 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)
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)
How to teach a young introvert (Sept. 2014)
7 ways stress does your mind and body good (July 2014)
2013: The year in ideas (Dec. 2013)
The next evolutions of thumb wrestling (Nov. 2013)
Ashton Kutcher, the "magnificent failure": A Q&A (Nov. 2013)
The future of facial recognition (Oct. 2013)
10 old movies about new technology (June 2013)