Starting this week, we add a new pen to our TEDBlog team: Bruno Giussani, who kicked off his tenure yesterday with a piece on rogue gerontologist Aubrey deGrey. Bruno left us all in awe with his nearly minute-by-minute coverage of TED2006, and was producer of last year’s TEDGlobal in Oxford, UK. Based in Switzerland, he writes the EuroScan column for BusinessWeek, and his blog, LunchOverIP just won the Swiss “Golden Mouse” award. We’re looking forward to his filter on all things TED, translated from five or six languages. Welcome, Bruno!
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Artist Zena el Khalil doesn’t have the family home she remembers from childhood. Her mother’s house in Lebanon was destroyed in a U.S. bomb attack in 1983, while her father’s house was occupied by the Israeli army for 22 years, until its withdrawal from Lebanon in 2000. “Every home my grandfathers built was destroyed, bombed or occupied,” […]
Conservation ecologist Eric Sanderson makes a science out of envisioning New York City in the past and the future. His Mannahatta project was a 10-year deep dive into the green landscape of Manhattan as it existed 400 years ago – and his new project, Mannahatta 2409, asks the public to create their own future visions […]