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Emily McManus

New York, New York, United States
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I live in Philly and work at TED HQ in New York, leading the editorial team that writes words about TED Talks and the ideas in them. Check out ideas.ted.com because it is amazing and fun to read. Previously: Wired, MacWEEK, the SF Bay Guardian, magazines.

Stories by Emily McManus:

Remembering Harry Marks, co-founder of the TED Conference

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Remembering Harry Marks, co-founder of the TED Conference

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Harry Marks’ career happened at the intersection of typography, technology and television. His vision has influenced the look of modern video — picture those fluidly moving, 3D letters that fly over the TV screen to introduce a news broadcast or pop a sports score onto the screen. His influence on this field is absolutely foundational; []

Mystery: Notes from Session 8 of TED2019

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Mystery: Notes from Session 8 of TED2019

To kick off day 4 of TED2019, we give you (many more) reasons to get a good night’s sleep, plunge into the massive microbiome in the Earth’s crust — and much, more more. The event: Talks from TED2019, Session 8: Mystery, hosted by head of TED Chris Anderson and TED’s science curator David Biello When []

How Hannah Gadsby broke comedy

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How Hannah Gadsby broke comedy

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“I don’t think I’m qualified to speak my own mind,” says Australian comic Hannah Gadsby. “I’m not so good at turning the thinking into the talking. And you’re wondering how someone who’s so bad at the chat could be a stand-up comedian?” She starts off her TED Talk by promising the audience three ideas and []

Possibility: Notes from Session 7 of TED2019

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Possibility: Notes from Session 7 of TED2019

To close out day 3 of TED2019, we imagine different versions of the future — from the magical possibilities of deep-sea exploration to the dark future of humanity if something goes horribly wrong. Gulp. The event: Talks and performances from TED2019, Session 7: Possibility, hosted by TED’s Helen Walters and Kelly Stoetzel When and where: []

Remembering Emily Levine

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Remembering Emily Levine

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“That’s what’s so extraordinary about life: It’s a cycle of generation, degeneration, regeneration.” The humorist Emily Levine has died, after an extraordinary life spent questioning the very nature of reality. A philosopher-comic, she tore apart classics and physics and pop culture, and then, in trickster fashion, stuck them together in ways that created not just []

Remembering Paul Allen

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Remembering Paul Allen

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What’s an appropriate second act after co-founding Microsoft? When Paul Allen left the massive software company, sure, he bought a sports team or two, founded a museum, funded schools and a telescope array, built some lovely buildings. But his deepest impact — even beyond the game-changing software he brought to market — may turn out []