Innovation


What’s left to explore?

There is a widespread saying nowadays that goes “We are born too late to explore the world and too early to explore the universe”. That pessimistic saying seems at first kind of true, every bit of land is already charted and the first manned spaceships to explore the universe won’t […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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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 […]


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 […]


Coffee House Readings #16: Simple as that

For my first Coffee House Reading, I wanted to share a book with you that has taught me something different than any other book I’ve read so far: The Laws of Simplicity in Design, Technology, Business and Life by John Maeda. I’ve chosen this particular book, because I usually don’t simplify […]


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Smart skin

Everything in the future will be pretty smart. (Hopefully, we will still be too…) The latest trend, after smart watches, smart glasses, smart homes and smart cars, is smart tattoos. So far, they are designed to be a temporary solution. The big difference to all the other smart things that you step […]


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What the heck does YOLO mean? – The Generation Gap of Digitalisation

Do you know this situation? You are talking to someone who’s older than you – not just 3 or 4 years, I’m talking about 20-30 years or even more. Sympathy is there from the beginning and you immediately know the other person is a nice one. But something is missing. […]


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How to overcome the walls of the Austrian startup scene

I believe in horses. The car is only a temporary phenomenon. Willhelm II, 1905 640KB ought to be enough for everyone. Bill Gates Everything that can be invented has been invented. Charles H. Duell, commissioner, US Office of Patents, 1899 Innovation is crucial for change to occur. The father of entrepreneurship, Joseph Schumpeter, […]