Art


Useful instead of true – understanding our brains through optical illusions

Can you trust what you see? Everyday we make decisions based on visual input that our brain receives and processes. However, sometimes the gathered and processed information results in visual/optical illusions, which are perceptions that are not in accordance with the physical properties of the objects.   Surely you have […]


5 Ways Indoor Plants will Change Your Life!

As humans, it is only natural for us to love plants. After all, they provide us with the necessary oxygen to survive. Whereas most people who own a garden will have the odd plant or bush in their green space, others who do not have access to an outdoor property […]


Life in Cycles

  Life cycles. Growing cycles. Educational cycles. Training cycles. Business cycles. Cycles of operation. Creative cycle. Cycle of poems. Re-Cycle. Breaking a cycle. Cycle of nature. Success cycles. Female Cycle. Performance cycles. Cycles of pain. Recurring cycles. Investment cycles. Production cycles. Market cycles. Feedback cycles. Improvement cycles. Performance cycles. Work […]


TEDxVienna Adventures:
Be a conductor

On a sunny Saturday morning, 15 TEDxVienna Adventure attendees muted their phones and walked down the stairs into the cool basement of Mozarthaus. While they did not know exactly what was awaiting them, they had all in advance been asked to prepare their own interpretations of a piece of music: […]


Art à la Schrödinger? Meet the “the invisible man” – artist Liu Bolin.

“The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.” Henri L. Bergson Just because you do not see something, does not mean it is not there. Or, paradoxically enough, sometimes it can both be there and not – just like Schrödinger’s cat. Or like Liu Bolin. “To see […]


The art of creating for the sake of creating – An Interview with Harry Baker

His love poem for lonely prime numbers reached over one million people around the world. “People who have just seen that think that I just write poems about maths the whole time”, Harry Baker says amusingly. Since then, performance poet and mathematician Harry Baker has travelled around the world enriching […]


astronomical clock, prague

Four in the morning
that’s when the magic happens…

There’s a thin line between chaos and meaning, and Rives is walking it perfectly. Poetry is about letting your imagination flow, letting a “splinter swerve” as Emily Dickinson called it. Storytelling, on the other hand, is about finding the common thread that connects a series of seemingly unrelated events. Poet […]


Exploring Street Art with Martha Cooper

One day before her talk at this year’s TEDxVienna event I got to chat with our wonderful speaker Martha Cooper about her work and what it means to be OUT THERE. Having documented graffiti and street art in New York from its very beginnings, her book “Subway Art” is now known […]


Handelskai Midnight Train

Ode to Viennese nights 2

Tungsten lights, white and colourful neon; people working and people sleeping; lit buildings and dark pathways; empty streets and bus stops. Bikes locked to street lamps, telephone booths and cigarette machines. Viennese nights are visually stunning. Streets are paved with colours, contrasts, textures and gradients. Objects unnoticed during daytime become […]