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Michelle Quint

San Francisco, CA, United States
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Michelle Quint is an editor with TED Books. Before joining TED in 2012, she worked as an editor at McSweeney's in San Francisco. She is also a writer and reviews books for various publications.

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Live from TED2014

A seat for those who want privacy, an experience for those who want friends: Delta designs for two types of travelersA seat for those who want privacy, an experience for those who want friends: Delta designs for two types of travelers

Posted By Michelle Quint

There are two kinds of people who fly: those who want to talk to the person sitting next to them and those who want a quiet ride. Luckily, Delta has created a sensory experience for both kinds of travelers in their Connectivity Space, outside the theater at TED2014. For the connectors, we’ll start with a […]

Biology

A ghost heart?A ghost heart?

Posted By Michelle Quint

Here’s a treat for Valentine’s Day (in addition to this playlist of TED Talks about love): Below, take a close-up look at a decellularized “ghost heart.” This heart can serve as a scaffold upon which to grow a working heart from human stem cells. Researchers at the Texas Heart Institute created it by stripping all […]

Environment

Let’s unite as Team Humanity to revive degraded land: A conversation with TED Books author Allan Savory and rancher Gail SteigerLet’s unite as Team Humanity to revive degraded land: A conversation with TED Books author Allan Savory and rancher Gail Steiger

Posted By Michelle Quint

All over the world, land is turning into desert at an alarming rate. Biologist Allan Savory has dedicated a lifetime to figuring out what’s causing this “desertification.” Finally, after decades of work in the field, Savory discovered a radical solution—one that went against everything scientists had always thought. He used huge herds of livestock, managed […]

Q&A

A story of people, not of radiation: A conversation about those still living near Chernobyl and FukushimaA story of people, not of radiation: A conversation about those still living near Chernobyl and Fukushima

Posted By Michelle Quint

If your home had been devastated by a disaster, would you stay? Why do people choose to remain in potentially life-threatening places? These are just a few of the complex questions that photojournalist Michael Forster Rothbart and filmmaker Holly Morris explore in their respective work, documenting the lives of people living in Chernobyl and Fukushima. […]

Health

Everything you ever wanted to know about voice hearing (but were too afraid to ask)Everything you ever wanted to know about voice hearing (but were too afraid to ask)

Posted By Michelle Quint

During her freshman year of college, Eleanor Longden began hearing voices: a narrator describing her actions as she went about her day. Diagnosed with schizophrenia, Longden began what she describes as a “psychic civil war,” fighting to stop the voices as they became antagonistic. What helped her was something unexpected: making peace with them. By […]

Global Issues

The tragedy of land mines: A Q&A with TED ebook author Brett Van OrtThe tragedy of land mines: A Q&A with TED ebook author Brett Van Ort

Posted By Michelle Quint

How would it feel to walk across a sunny meadow, through a quiet forest, or up a beautiful ridge, knowing all the while there might be active land mines just beneath your feet? In Minescape: Waging War Against Land Mines, Brett Van Ort—artist and photojournalist—shares photographs that document just this experience. Through his pastoral, haunting […]

Global Issues

A look at the new TED Book, “Minescape: Waging War Against Land Mines”A look at the new TED Book, “Minescape: Waging War Against Land Mines”

Posted By Michelle Quint

Long after a war is over, land mines continue to maim and kill. In Minescape: Waging War Against Land Mines, artist and photojournalist Brett Van Ort shares a collection of photographs documenting the tragic and unforeseen consequences of leftover land mines from the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Through unsettling photographs of deceptively innocent landscapes, descriptions […]

Culture

New TED Book: The City 2.0New TED Book: The City 2.0

Posted By Michelle Quint

The world’s cities are on pace to balloon from 3.6 billion inhabitants today to more than 6 billion by midcentury. As a result, we face both a dire emergency and a tremendous opportunity. At their best, our modern cities are hubs of human connection, fountains of creativity and exemplars of green living. Yet at the […]