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Mapping ideaspace

What’s the recipe for an idea worth spreading? Ecologist Eric Berlow and physicist Sean Gourley realized that they were sharing the same ideas before they even met. They decided to analyze thousands of data points worth of TED Talks in search for the magic formula of an idea worth spreading. […]


Everyone you meet is an illusion

In every day life, we perceive people, things and events in a certain way. Whilst we may think of something as unpleasant, uninteresting or insignificant, we may view other things as extremely positive, pleasant or inspiring. Just because we perceive certain elements of life one way, that doesn’t mean that […]


Navigating through the jungle of information using AI

The problem of being overwhelmed and trapped in a flood of information is not only inherent in our daily modern lives, but a challenge faced in research and development in general. Could AI help us out with this debacle? But first, it is important to understand what the actual issues […]


Choose a way

Choose your bigger picture

What is guiding your bigger picture? With the start of a new year, the collective eagerness of taking a step back and submitting our lives to immense scrutiny is surely underway. Gaining perspective can be a powerful tool when used accordingly. Without delving into value systems, goals and discriminating against different ways […]


TEDxVienna OUT THERE

OUT and over! 2

We are out of Volkstheater – It was a blast! Yesterday the TEDxVienna event “OUT THERE” took place at the Volkstheater. Réka Artner und Vlad Gozman took attendees on a journey of ideas. >3000 livestream viewers 1000 attendees 862 #TEDxVienna tweets 140 volunteers 100 conversations with the TEDxVienna Idea Bot 19 speakers 11 exhibitors […]


Coffee House Readings

Coffee House Readings #5:
The Mathematics of Love
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How much can math tell us about love? Turns out, quite a bit. Love is full of patterns, as life itself. And math is the science to understand these patterns. In her TED Book, Hannah Fry applies mathematical concepts to human relationships in a playful manner, and by doing so […]


Vollpension

Coffee House Readings #2:
“The Purpose Principles”

Why do you wake up in the morning? Why do you put clothes on and go through your day? Why do you work where you work? Why do you live how you live? Well, why do I ask these questions at all? It is the so-called “Finding Your Motivation – […]


The Art of Stillness

Coffee House Readings #1:
“The Art of Stillness”

A travel writer, whose jobs mantra is to always keep moving, writes about sitting still and going nowhere. “How did that happen?”, one might ask as a first reaction. But when you stop to think about it (which is, in fact, the whole message of the book), it actually makes […]