Category Archives : Culture & Society


cruelty-free

Is it impossible to live cruelty-free?   Recently updated !

Veganism, cruelty-free make-up and eco-friendly fashion are more popular than ever before. And rightfully so. Although we do not all tend to a strictly plant-based diet or a planet-friendly lifestyle, some of us do at least try to minimize our consumption of questionable products. But how far does one have to go to reach the […]


How free are you?

This is not a eulogy for wanderlust. Nor for walking away and never looking back, for spectacular escapes and fresh starts. This is not an article accompanied by hipster-images showing a foggy forest in the background or a map of the world with a “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list”- quote attached or some girl […]


Why we’ve got all the time in the world

Happy 2017,  everyone! No matter in which stage of our lives we find ourselves in, may we be students, just got our first jobs, whether we are well accomplished at what we do, if we are young parents or pensioners – we never have enough time – or at least, that is how it seems […]


The unknown stories about December 25th

It’s December and we all know what that means – festivities galore: lovingly decorated pine trees, warm lights and of course hot “Punsch” and delicious “Krapferl” all over Austria. Traditionally, Christmas day, which is celebrated on December 25th, is a religious celebration to remember the birth of Jesus Christ, who Christians believe to be the […]


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 people with his original poems […]


media

Media ethics in a modern society

Imagine your daily routine: you grab a free newspaper at the underground station, click through Facebook in order to take a quick look at the news. Those are only two channels with which you can consume media  in a modern society… Nowadays we are surrounded by a pretty diverse media landscape – one incident is usually accompanied by countless articles that differ […]


human-beings

Are we suboptimal bots?
A conversation about technology and myth

Technology is developing at an incredible pace. When we think about how social media impacts our democratic elections, how our smart home devices are listening in on us or how wearables are measuring our every movement, we have to acknowledge that we have crossed the creepy line a long time ago. So, when I met […]


Mythology, demagogy and why it’s all Greek to me

Some things make sense when you consider the facts and some things simply defy logic. Current political discourse seems to be increasingly falling into the second category, and while it may sound alarming, there are enough expert analyses on the subject, so this isn’t trying to be one. But here’s a crazy idea: Since we’re […]


The Binary Gender Myth

Gender, Sex, Sexuality. Three different things. Yet, the general public tends to use these terms interchangeably, unintentionally invalidating other people’s identities. Before we get started on the Binary Gender Myth, let’s break down the basics to make sure we are all on the same page: Sex is concerned with your genitalia, gender regards the spectrum […]


I’m in the weird part of the internet again…

“I’m in the weird part of the internet again…” is a comment commonly read on very niche Youtube videos, hidden reddit threads or any other website that seems out of the norm in any way. But what exactly brings us to these incredible online spaces? Usually, it’s boredom. We start by looking for cute cat videos and […]