I got my mind scrambled at a Rubik’s Cube Championship

I am going to a Rubik’s Cube Championship and everything in this sentence sounds odd. Are intelligence games an actual sports category? Can they be compared to other sports, like for example soccer and tennis, or is it just a made up marketing construct in order to label something terribly […]

Defining Love

There is probably no stronger emotion than love.  Love has fascinated humans since the beginning of time.  The question “What is Love?” is not only asked in Pop songs, literature, and art.   People from different cultures have asked this question since, apparently, forever.  Different people and cultures around the world […]

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On The Edge

20 speakers. 20 TEDxTalks. 20 stories you have never heard before. 5 performances to give your mind a break, and 16 interactive stations to exercise it to its ultimate limits. This TEDxVienna conference won’t be like the ones before. For 2017, our team aimed to shine some light on innovations […]

Enough of AI fear

Fears about AI Publications and reports about the risks and dangers of AI development have reached an inflationary level during the last few months. From boulevard papers to most respected scientists, we get warnings about jobs being eradicated and the end of humanity in dystopian scenarios. The reactions vary widely depending on the […]

7 Billion Humans on a Spinning Rock

Imagine you are a superintelligent being, formed by trillions of minds, transcending space and time. By a lucky circumstance you materialize near a planet. You find life on the planet and start to observe some 7 billion humans on their spinning rock called earth. What would you think about humanity and what would […]

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 […]

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The space between us:
Income inequality

The life years you’ll have. The health you will enjoy…or suffer of. Your social status, the number of friends, how much you will trust them. Your character itself. Richard Wilkinson calculated the above for you, indicating how income inequality is not only a matter of politics and economy: It is […]

Coffee house readings

Coffee House Readings #7:
The Liar in Your Life

I have always suspected that I might be a little bit naive when it comes to assessing all the deceit going on out there in the world. I was aware, of course, that there were some people who lie on a regular basis. But in my mind, those people were the […]