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Emily McManus

New York, NY, United States
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Editor, TED.com

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I live in Philly and work in NY on this amazing site. Previously: Wired, MacWEEK, the SF Bay Guardian, and various other magazines.

Stories by Emily McManus:

Design

5 days of TED in one page5 days of TED in one page

Posted By Emily McManus

What does 5 days of TED feel like? As Lucy Farey-Jones says: “Upon my re-entry to the real world, friends, clients and folks at my firm say: ‘How was TED?’ And there is a big pause from me as my brain tries and fails to sum it up. It’s an impossible question to answer. It’s like […]

News

As told to Aunt Bonnie: Julia Sweeney wraps up TED2014As told to Aunt Bonnie: Julia Sweeney wraps up TED2014

Posted By Emily McManus

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 […]

Live from TED2014

The top 10 words of TED2014, according to Erin McKeanThe top 10 words of TED2014, according to Erin McKean

Posted By Emily McManus

A surprise superquick talk from wordnik Erin McKean, who reads from her magic notebook the top 10 words of this TED. The full list follows; here are four highlights: tokamak, a doughnut-shaped fusion reactor whose name comes from a transliteration of the Russian токамак. rockism, which Mark Ronson describes as “like racism, but for rock music.” […]

Live from TED2014

Why I wear the burka: Masarat Daud at TED2014Why I wear the burka: Masarat Daud at TED2014

Posted By Emily McManus

Masarat Daud wears the burka — but she didn’t always. As a younger woman at university in Dubai, she thought: “People would think I was so religious, no one would want to be friends with me!” She wore western clothes, to the amusement of her parents. But her mother began suggesting she wear the burka, […]

Live from TED2014

Great company, great goals, great parties: Social entrepreneurs talk at TED2014Great company, great goals, great parties: Social entrepreneurs talk at TED2014

Posted By Emily McManus

This afternoon, over a cup of coffee at the #TOMSRoastingCo Cafe at TED2014, the TED Blog listened in on a fascinating coffee-hour chat among three social entrepreneurs: Blake Mycoskie, founder of TOMS and the moderator of the conversation; Ben Goldhirsh, founder of GOOD. the online magazine and community; and Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos. Wait — Zappos? But as the […]

Health

Remembering Sherwin NulandRemembering Sherwin Nuland

Posted By Emily McManus

Surgeon, author and speaker Sherwin Nuland died on March 3, 2014, at age 83. The author of a dozen books — including the award-winning How We Die, a clear-eyed look at life’s last chapter — Nuland came to TED in 2001 to tell a story he’d never told before. The world-renowned surgeon, clinical professor of […]

Technology

This July 4, protests against data surveillance

Posted By Emily McManus

Today, several US-based internet communities — including 4chan (watch Christopher “moot” Poole’s TED Talk), Mozilla (watch Gary Kovacs’ talk), Fark (Drew Curtis has given a TED Talk too), and Reddit (Alexis Ohanian has given a talk and created a TED playlist) — are rallying against NSA surveillance of the internet, as revealed by a whistleblower in June. Visit any of these sites […]

News

Dr. Rita Pierson: The TED community reflectsDr. Rita Pierson: The TED community reflects

Posted By Emily McManus

This short post collects messages and reflections on Rita Pierson, who passed away Friday in Texas. If Dr. Pierson’s talk or work touched your life, please share in the comments below. So very sorry to have this terrible news. I only met Dr. Pearson on the day of the recording and was deeply impressed as […]

Live from TEDGlobal 2013

That big old voice: Lissie at TEDGlobal 2013That big old voice: Lissie at TEDGlobal 2013

Posted By Emily McManus

“I started writing songs to be heard, to get attention. In life, being understood is really important to me,” says Lissie in a near-whisper into the microphone. “I write songs to process my emotions, and when we tour it’s cool to see other people process their emotions with my songs.” And with that, she and […]

Live from TEDGlobal 2013

Timelapse: Building an arena for flying robotsTimelapse: Building an arena for flying robots

Posted By Emily McManus

Our photographer Duncan Davidson loves to shoot time-lapses; before every TED, you can find him behind the scenes hiding cameras to snap away for hours and days. In his latest piece, he tracks the construction of a custom robot arena for Raffaello D’Andrea, whose TED Talk was posted just last night. The TED Blog asked […]

Live from TEDGlobal 2013

Video: Opening titles for Exquisite Enigmatic Us, Session 3 of TEDGlobal 2013Video: Opening titles for Exquisite Enigmatic Us, Session 3 of TEDGlobal 2013

Posted By Emily McManus

A lovely meditation on we exquisite, enigmantic people serves to open Session 3 of TEDGlobal. Olivia Bolles, better known as Olivia Bee, is a 20-year-old American photographer from Portland, Oregon. At 14, her work was featured in an advertising campaign for Converse. Her work has since been used in campaigns for Nike, Hermes and Fiat. […]

Live from TEDGlobal 2013

Video: Opening titles for Those Flying Things, Session 2 of TEDGlobalVideo: Opening titles for Those Flying Things, Session 2 of TEDGlobal

Posted By Emily McManus

http://youtu.be/joIlotiLjfQ These sprightly opening titles for Session 2 are directed by Sebastien Roux / Superdeux, with collaborators Friends of Mine and Junior Market. Why did they choose 3D robotic animation to open this session on the hopes and fears surrounding drones? As the makers explain, “Flying machines will soon take over the world. Until then, […]