Finally the story can be told…How a dedicated team of intrepid writers, designers, and Candy Building Architects stayed up all night to bring you this year’s TED wrap-up. A quick shout out and thank you to writers David Hornik, Nicholas Baker, and John (did you see the man in a gorilla suit?) Boyden; PhotoShop gurus Mike Matas and Christopher Masciocchi; and propmasters Jason and Mari Tuttle, rumored to be Jeff Bezos’ wife MacKenzie’s brother and his wife. Got that? Without you I’m nothing. In a subsequent post, I’ll take you to our suite in the Hotel Pacific where security guards nearly shut us down at 3:30 am for laughing too loudly (sorry, folks next door). Meanwhile, a poster to tide you over…
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Perhaps you are looking forward to a new and hopeful 2014; perhaps you see late December as the perfect time for reflection and resolution. I’m pleased to let you off the hook. This is the time when you should look back at your year and focus on the question: What TED Talks did I miss? Lucky for you, […]
In a naked grab for the new TED/XPRIZE, Julia Sweeney has spent the last day and a half building an AI. It rolls onstage to give a convincing simulacrum of a TED Talk — until Sweeney herself runs out from backstage to chastise the rogue intelligence. She’s actually here to wrap up TED2014, in her […]