Vienna


Wheelchair- friendly Vienna(?)
A talk with Mabacher

Sometimes, the internet can be a brilliant place. Especially for those who want to make a significant impact on  the broader mass. Especially for those having fascinating ideas, yet limited ways of spreading them. In 2010, the non-profit organization Sozialhelden launched an online map showing wheelchair accessible spots in order to “help […]


Is finding your ways getting easier or more difficult?

About 7 years (!) after almost every other big city, finally, we can also find Vienna on the map of the world. By that I mean, the Wiener Linien recently took the decision to provide Google Maps with data on Vienna’s public transportation systems, so everyone, may it be tourist […]


Behind On The Edge

It’s 6:30 and it’s way too early for a Saturday. A TEDxVienna event day starts at 7:30 at Volkstheater. At least, for the team. And we’ll be there the whole day until the evening. So, first: coffee. (Since I’m on the edge of falling asleep again already…) At a TEDx […]


Coffee House Reading #17:
The Obstacle Is The Way

Our actions may be impeded, but there can be no impeding our intentions or our dispositions. Because we can accommodate and adapt. The mind adapts and converts to its own purposes the obstacle to our acting. The impeding to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way. […]


Ode to the Odds #4
The Royal Edition

Whether you live in Vienna or just visited, we are sure that you have stumbled upon the famous Habsburger Family who ruled Austria for centuries. They are famous for their politics (which were only somewhat successful), their fancy palaces, and their food (mhhh..Kaiserschmarrn). Instead we want to introduce you to […]


© Sebastian Somloi for TEDxVienna

Checkit!
Conscious drug checking
in Vienna

A project worth checking out in the heart of the sixth district in Vienna: Checkit! is a drug-advice center offering integrated drug checking and prevention work. Founded in 1997 at the peak of the Gazometer Raves, it established its drop-in shop homebase ten years later in Gumpendorferstraße 8, 1060 and has […]


TEDxVienna Adventures: Walk in Weird Vienna

One of the TEDxVienna Adventures led us on a “Walk in Weird Vienna” with author Harald Havas as our guide. Adventurers were able to see and hear about some of Vienna’s forgotten places and stories in the city’s most prominent district. In the afternoon, participants were encouraged to step outside their comfort […]


chatbot

Exploring the World of Chatbots

Did you already have a productive conversation with a chatbot? This blog post gives a short introduction to how bots have developed from funny games to serious business. Today Chatbots are starting to make an impact on our world. Recently the story of Microsoft’s Xiaoice, a Chinese language chatbot, surfaced. Reports are […]