Projects & Ideas


About blue lights and suicide

Red makes the heart beat faster. You will often find these and other claims made for the effect of different colors on the human mind and body. In addition to such common claims, the physiological mechanisms underlying human color and light perception have been known for some time. But it […]


What do Wien Energie and Blockchain have in Common?

The buzz around the blockchain technology has been going on in the media already for a while. But over the past few months, foreign and local newspapers alike have flooded us with some more blockchain-specific headlines, including…   “Wien Energie gets on the blockchain” (Engerati, February 2017)  “BP, Eni Trading […]


An insight into the future

Imagine you are a tourist: strolling around, looking at all those impressive sights and enjoying the wonderful scenary. Beautiful, isn’t it? But, what if you could have more in that same view? Something that is not reality, something that is beyond reality, additional to reality, something that is augmented reality…? […]


Fighting Loneliness:
An Interview with Karen Dolva

  “Solitude is fine but you need someone to tell that solitude is fine.” Honoré de Balzac Karen Dolva, co-founder of the No Isolation company, tackles different kinds of loneliness. So far she has taken it upon herself to help children with longterm illnesses and seniors. But she also challenges […]


No waste, no worries

This month our blog is all about the edge. Right now it feels like our society is on the edge of deciding what world we want to live in and what world we want to leave behind. A big challenge we are facing right now is waste. Strangely we seem […]


Randomized living – interview with Max Hawkins

Can chance make us step outside the bubbles that we live in and explore different perspectives? What started as a question soon grew into “Randomized living”- a lifestyle dictated by various randomized computer programs and apps. Last weekend, computer scientist and artist Max Hawkins came to Vienna to share his […]


5 Ways Indoor Plants will Change Your Life! 1

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 […]


Coffee – A Wake-Up Call 1

The warm and welcoming smell of roasting coffee fills the living room.  The aromas of honey and chocolate are pervasive as the sun shines in and friends discuss the various tasting notes. The fruity and sugary notes of the honey processed pacamara, a coffee varietal derived in El Salvador, provide […]


Fashion:
the faster – the better?

1133 garment workers were killed and over 2400 were injured when the Rana Plaza factory collapsed in Bangladesh in 2013. Well-known fashion retail companies such as C&A, Mango, Primark, and Kik  produced articles in this complex. Even though cracks on the ceiling were noticed just moments before the caving-in, supervisors […]


About reading music and hearing books

Listen closely Usually when we think about combining music and text, it’s often in form of an opera. As I am not really a fan of the opera and honestly mostly don’t understand what they are singing about, who they are singing to and why they are singing (I am […]