Emily's Universe: an oddball’s journey into the unknown is the brainchild of Emily Levine.
“The Yoy of Dying”, Emily’s blog, looks at reality and current events from
the point of view of someone who is living and dying at the same time. (Talk about multi-tasking!)
“Emily @ the Edge of Chaos” showcases Emily’s feature film, soon to be released. It’s a story about how Science changed Emily Levine, and how she will now change the world.
Emily Levine does for science what Stephen Colbert does for news: she critiques it, she makes it relevant and she makes it funny.
Emily graduated cum laude from Harvard, intent on pursuing a career as an Oracle. Unable to find a good Oracle agent, she settled for a career as a stand-up comedian, headlining in comedy clubs and making television appearances on shows such as David Letterman’s Late Night. The LA Times called her “a stand-out as a stand-up.” Newsweek called her “one of the new queens of comedy.” Her mother called her every week. Later, as a television writer and producer, Emily worked on shows such as Designing Women, Love and War and Dangerous Minds. She created and produced pilots for new situation comedies for CBS, NBC, ABC and HBO.
In the 90’s, Emily’s career began to suffer as an undiagnosed tumor in her pituitary gland began to wreak havoc. Lacking an explanation for the weird array of symptoms, including brain fog, osteoarthritis, and a curious lack of interest in consumer-driven activity, she could only believe she was going crazy. The relief that accompanied the eventual diagnosis in 2007 – the fact that there was an actual real reason for her decline – led Emily to fall in love with fact-based reality, aka science. Her soon-to-be-released movie, “Emily @ the Edge of Chaos,” details this journey, using humor, animations, and guest stars to inspire the country with that same love of fact-based reality.
Formerly a blogger for the Huffington Post, Emily now writes two blogs, The Yoy of Dying and Oracle Em, and she will soon launch a podcast including Emily’s live-stand-up, conversation with inventors, artists and independent thinkers of all stripes, music, poetry, and answers to questions such as “Why are we here”, “Where are we going?” and “Why is there a setting on the iron for ‘Permanent Press’?”
Abby spent many years working in the movement to end sexual and relationship violence. Now, for some reason, she feels qualified to do this. In the spirit of scientific inquiry, let’s see what happens.
Although she ended up as a graphic designer, Tricia originally intended to be a physicist. She fell hard for Emily when they met at TED many years ago, and couldn’t believe her luck when Emily agreed to let her build Emily’s first website.