Culture & Society


When You’re Put on the Spot   Recently updated !

At times, we all feel like we’re put on the spot. The lights are on us, we’re given ten thousand microphones that we never even asked for, or we simply feel judged from afar. The most common scenarios that lead to feeling a type of interpersonal anxiety include public speaking, doctor’s visits, […]


adolescence

Not all grown-up yet?
Don’t worry: You’re not supposed to be

Kids are not young adults. Well, we already knew that. And we knew that this is especially true for young children. What we did not know is that not only are kids’ brains different from adult ones, the brains of adolescents are too. So, teenagers don’t just act selfishly and […]


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 […]


What Is The Link Between Garbage And Creativity?

If you’ve noticed the trash cans around Vienna, then you know they try to lure you into doing the right thing with playful phrases and creativity. Most of the time it’s difficult to find English equivalents for the witty slogans without providing lengthy explanations. When friends visit from out of […]


Social Media by Photo by Cristiaan Colen

Would you start anonymous blogging?

Blogging is all the rage nowadays. People love showcasing their art, passion or personal thoughts in carefully-planned blog posts. However, with a growing audience come growing response & responsibility. That is why more and more internet users have decided to venture into anonymous blogging. Why keep it on the down […]


Where to share your secret

Creating them, living with them, dying with them: Keeping secrets is hard. Especially in a transitory time where the sacral institution of religious confession undergoes steady erosion, while therapeutic confession has not yet been cured from the social stigma it carries. Artwork by Itsmi All those orphan stories that people host […]


7 Billion Humans on a Spinning Rock   Recently updated !

Imagine you are a superintelligent being, formed by trillions of minds, transcending space and time. By a lucky circumstance you materialize near a planet. You find life on the planet and start to observe some 7 billion humans on their spinning rock called earth. What would you think about humanity and what would […]