art


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 […]


Life in Cycles

  Life cycles. Growing cycles. Educational cycles. Training cycles. Business cycles. Cycles of operation. Creative cycle. Cycle of poems. Re-Cycle. Breaking a cycle. Cycle of nature. Success cycles. Female Cycle. Performance cycles. Cycles of pain. Recurring cycles. Investment cycles. Production cycles. Market cycles. Feedback cycles. Improvement cycles. Performance cycles. Work […]


TEDxVienna Adventures:
Color with light

It does not take much to expand on everything you know about the power of visuals. Sometimes, all you need is an iPad and a projector. Sometimes, all you need is some darkness, some lights and the right tool to go on an adventure. And this is exactly what TEDxVienna […]


Ode to the Odds #1
The Sound of Vienna

This month we start a new series in the TEDxVienna Blog, in which we want to introduce you to all the quirks of Vienna: Our bloggers uncover unusual facts and trivia, and weird aspects of Vienna you may never have noticed. Whether you are Viennese or have moved to the […]


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 […]


Graham Shaw

Drawing? – Yes, you can

Are you having trouble with memorizing chunks of information? Perhaps even having trouble with accessing your stored information? Then let us introduce you to Graham Shaw, a communication coach from United Kingdom. Graham gave a remarkable speech at our big event about how everybody can learn to draw in order […]


RESTART – Creating art spaces for creatives

On September, 17th 2015, Anish Kapoor and Ai Weiwei led a 8-mile-walk between their artworks in London as an act of solidarity with refugees around the world: “We are demanding creativity of others, recognizing that those who leave their country and go on a journey across the water full of […]


Handelskai Midnight Train

Ode to Viennese nights 2

Tungsten lights, white and colourful neon; people working and people sleeping; lit buildings and dark pathways; empty streets and bus stops. Bikes locked to street lamps, telephone booths and cigarette machines. Viennese nights are visually stunning. Streets are paved with colours, contrasts, textures and gradients. Objects unnoticed during daytime become […]