What do Wien Energie and Blockchain have in Common?

The buzz around the blockchain technology has been going on in the media already for a while. But over the past few months, foreign and local newspapers alike have flooded us with some more blockchain-specific headlines, including…   “Wien Energie gets on the blockchain” (Engerati, February 2017)  “BP, Eni Trading […]

Fighting Loneliness:
An Interview with Karen Dolva

  “Solitude is fine but you need someone to tell that solitude is fine.” Honoré de Balzac Karen Dolva, co-founder of the No Isolation company, tackles different kinds of loneliness. So far she has taken it upon herself to help children with longterm illnesses and seniors. But she also challenges […]

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 […]

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 […]

Why the Real Thing Will be Worth Less than its Digital Twin

As a sequel to ’80s cult film Blade Runner is scheduled for US release this fall and will probably reach this side of the Atlantic shortly thereafter, one can’t help but think that companies such as Google have been working with virtual versions of us all along. Those feed on […]

smart tattoo

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 […]


Are we suboptimal bots?
A conversation about technology and myth

Technology is developing at an incredible pace. When we think about how social media impacts our democratic elections, how our smart home devices are listening in on us or how wearables are measuring our every movement, we have to acknowledge that we have crossed the creepy line a long time […]

Pokem(on) the GO… Wait, What?

So how many of you haven’t heard of Pokémon GO? Like almost everyone who is reading this, I am also caught in the Pokémon craziness taking over the world.  This has led to reading through some catchy titles flooding the internet over the past month, including Pokémon GO Influencing Baby […]