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 […]
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 […]
As you know, we, the TEDxVienna team, are already planning this year’s next big conference and for the most part our meetings take place at a very special co-working venue: The Impact Hub. Not only do they have a café and a global network community – oh no, they offer you way […]
About the talk Crackberry became the nick name not only for the mobile device but a category for a generation. Is there a way to change the saying ‘Email, therefore I am‘? Definitely: 7 steps to start with…
About the talk When Leyla Tavernaro-Haidarian came to Johannesburg, South Africa, she was confronted by a fascinating phenomenon: Ubuntu. It refers to a notion of collectivism or mutualism, a sense of togetherness. Roughly translated it can mean: “I am because we are”. Is it a motto of some tribes and therefore nothing else than […]
About the talk Mozart, Strauß, Schubert, Haydn: what did they have in common? They were not only Austrian composers but they based, as every composers did/does, their compositions on instruments built on the same principles as those found 35.0000 years ago. But there is a new way…
About the talk In times of financial and political crisis, discussing the question of ‘Progressive in the 21st century’ is an urgent matter. All over the world people express their fear and anger but have not real solution. They know what they are against, but not what they are in […]
About the talk There are about 70 billion nerve cells in your brain, each one has approx. 1.000 neighbors: imagine mapping that! In the last century it was impossible to measure such tiny objects but with Mr. Helmstaedter’s method it is: he started drawing a map of a brain.
About the talk 2 days after Muammar al-Gaddafi’s death Karim El-Gawhary had to be present in Tunisia due to the first democratic elections and the dramatic incident in Libya. Nevertheless El-Gawhary gave us a Skype interview about the Arabic Spring, the role of Social Media and ‘I Like’ Generation.
About the talk It all started quite innocently: Niko Alm wanted one of the new credit card formatted driver’s license. After informing himself about the photo requirements, the devoted Pastafarian decided to submit a picture with his official religious headgear: a pasta strainer. After an adventurous odyssey he finally received […]