Culture & Society


guts over fear

Why bother helping others?
How altruism works.

After being saved by a stranger one fateful night when she was just 19 years old, Abigail Marsh started wondering what it was that motivated another person to risk his life to save hers. Marsh became a psychology researcher and dedicated her life to understanding the human capacity to care […]


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: […]


The Inspiration Wave That Splashed Me @ Music Innovation Meetup

From time to time we all become accustomed to our usual routines and at some point in time realize that we are missing inspiration. The Bloggers Team of TEDxVienna is always on the search for some extra inspiration (both for the community and for us personally). Therefore it was very exciting […]


TEDxVienna Vsauce

Why (we do not need to learn more hard facts).

Why? The parade question nowadays. Asking why has become the synonym for an enlightened, well-balanced and youthful life. Being bored by the explanation of why butterflies are colorful is almost a neo-bohemian sin, which when vocalized on social platforms will be rectified by verbal stoning. Always keep on asking why! Today […]


Ode to the Odds #2:
15 Weird Vienna Animal Facts

Guaranteed to make you smile even if you’re allergic to fur: 15 animal facts from Vienna that are …well, a bit odd. 1. Cats With Your Coffee The cat cafe trend has arrived in Vienna’s 1st district and is called Cafe Neko. All 5 furry inhabitants of its otherwise strictly […]


Exploring the world? Easy!

Summer is coming… Quick city trips, beach getaways, sports vacations to other countries, semesters abroad, tours around the world… Traveling broadens the mind, allowing us to experience new places and cultures. It gives us the chance to meet new people we might otherwise have never met if we had stayed at […]


Neil Harbisson, the first legally recognized cyborg

Interview with a Cyborg: Hearing ultraviolet and sensing time

The first Cyborg Artist Neil Harbisson is a cyborg, a cyborg rights activist and a cyborg artist. Although he was born with an extreme form of color blindness, the osseointegrated antenna implanted in his skull allows him to perceive color. At first, the antenna transposed light frequencies into sound frequencies, which he […]


Exploring Your Personality Online

When it’s 2AM and we can’t sleep, there are three general options out there for us: Reddit conspiracy theories, scary serial killer documentaries or online personality quizzes. Today we are going to talk about the latter. Hidden Dangers Online personality quizzes can be a super fun pastime activity. Tests like “Which […]


Enough of AI fear

Fears about AI Publications and reports about the risks and dangers of AI development have reached an inflationary level during the last few months. From boulevard papers to most respected scientists, we get warnings about jobs being eradicated and the end of humanity in dystopian scenarios. The reactions vary widely depending on the […]


Fed up with the fear of fat!

Do you consider yourself an open-minded person? I guess you do. But have you ever thought about your own judgemental thoughts about other people’s bodies and what these sometimes might imply? No? You don’t harbor any prejudice when it comes to other people’s appearances? Are you sure? Ok, then read on… Oversized, […]