Volkstheater Nov 1st

Brave New Space

Ideas worth spreading
Talk videos



With Brave New Space
we aim to question
the established patterns
and cycles that are ingrained
in every one of us.

The goal is to discover new paths and unexpected frontiers. We will set aside the answers we think we know and ask the questions we are afraid to ask. Humanity is at a crossroads, a perilous but hopeful time.

It is up to each of us to decide which direction we take collectively in this, our Brave New Space.

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20
speakers

from all corners of the globe

4
sessions

of eclectic jaw dropping talks

1
day

full immersion brain spa

900+
attendees

from thinkers to tinkerers




Speakers



Stelarc
Stelarc
Performance Artist

Cyprus born performance artist Stelarc focuses on extending the capabilities of the human body.

Carissa Bub
Carissa Bub
Organisational Coach

Luminaries have a different energetic charge to them than typical change agents and leaders.

Roderick Miller
Roderick Miller
Freelance Historian

How can a society “not forget” what it has only experienced indirectly through media and inherited cultural trauma?

Destin Sandlin
Destin Sandlin
YouTube Educator, Rocket Scientist

Destin is an aerospace and mechanical engineer from Alabama and the creator of Smarter Every Day, a YouTube channel with over 2 million subscribers and 125 million views.

Amr Sobhy
Amr Sobhy
Technologist

While leaving comfort zone may indeed help us to learn, venture into new exploration and achieve more collectively, does it ultimately make us happier and better individuals?

Wolfgang Fengler
Wolfgang Fengler
Lead Economist

Our generation is the first to hope living twice as long as the historical average. Building on a personal story, Mr. Fengler will show what the big demographic shifts in the world mean for you.

Erika Lust
Erika Lust
Erotic Film Director

An adult film director, who is trying to make new waves in the industry by transforming the way we think about porn into something that will inspire erotic imagination and foster intimacy with a partner.

Fredrik Debong
Fredrik Debong
Diabetes Advocate

After 30 years of living with Type 1 Diabetes, with all its ups and downs, he is working on changing the philosophy of the according therapies – by addressing the psychology of it, using technology and games.

Arash & Arman Riahi
Arash & Arman Riahi
Award Winning Directors

"Everyday Rebellion" – a cross-media project and documentary trying to contribute to the peaceful protest movement in Iran and around the world.

Stephen D. Larson
Stephen D. Larson
Project Coordinator, OpenWorm

What if we could better understand all of life by playing with virtual replicas inside computers the same way we play with Lego blocks?

Chris Dancy
Chris Dancy
Chief Digital Officer, Healthways Inc.

If you were given information about your health and habits in the same way it was given to a world class researcher or scientist, how would you improve your life?

Heather Dewey-Hagborg
Heather Dewey-Hagborg
Artist

Discussing her work and that of others in the field of critical biological art. Engaging with biotechnology as social, political, and ethical inquiry.

Tim Fricke
Tim Fricke
Aerospace Engineer

Studies have shown that computers and machines can be controlled by brain signals only. Applied to aircraft control, could flying one day become as easy as riding a bike?

Rafael Hostettler
Rafael Hostettler
Robotics Engineer

Being fascinated by the complexity and beauty of everything, Rafael Hostettler started building robots that imitate the building principles of the human musculoskeletal system and travels the world with Roboy.

Joan Nichols
Joan Nichols
Bioengineered Human Lungs

For those suffering severe lung diseases, only transplantable lungs, which are always in short supply, can help. So, why not bioengineer them?


Stuart Armstrong
Stuart Armstrong
Future of Humanity Researcher

The resources of our solar system alone are more than ample to begin a direct colonisation of the entire reachable universe. Here’s how we could do it.


Robert Hargraves
Robert Hargraves
Author, Adviser, and Retired Executive

Author of the book "Thorium: energy cheaper than coal", whose article in American Scientist sparked China to develop this new energy technology.

Laurie Essig
Laurie Essig
Professor of Love

When it comes to the strange marriage of romance and capitalism, it’s time to ask why neoliberal capitalism wants us to be "happy ever after".

Ludovic Ferrière
Ludovic Ferrière
Collection's Curator

Ludovic Ferrière is a geologist, chief curator of the rock collections and co-curator of the prestigious meteorite collection at the Natural History Museum Vienna (Austria), and an expert on meteorite impact craters.

Sonja Dakić
Sonja Dakić
Mother & Entrepreneur by chance

Sonja was a career graphic designer before becoming a new mom in 2008 changed her life. What began as a simple search for the best diapers for her baby ended with Sonja co-founding a social enterprise.

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Performers
Dance Industry
Dance Industry

Austrian dance team Dance Industry impresses with carefully coordinated electroluminescent light suit choreography. They apply new technology and carefully timed synchronous moves to reinvent the dance show and create a thrilling experience for live viewers.

Talk Videos

Playlist TEDxVienna 2014

DARE TO QUESTION
09:00 Registrations
10:00 Opening Speech, Session One
10:25 Fredrik Debong
DIABETES – TIME FOR A CHANGE
10:45 Amr Sobhy
ON THE STIGMA OF THE COMFORT ZONE
11:05 Laurie Essig
LOVE, INC.: HOW ROMANCE AND CAPITALISM COULD DESTROY OUR FUTURE
11:25 TED Talk video
Clint Smith: The danger of silence
11:35 Arash & Arman Riahi
HOW AND WHY WE STARTED TO GET INVOLVED - AND WHY IT CHANGED OUR LIVES!
11:55 Robert Hargraves
ENERGETIC HUMANITARIANS
12:15 Lunch Break
FIND THE UNEXPECTED
13:45 Opening Speech, Session Two
13:50 Heather Dewey-Hagborg
I STEAL DNA FROM STRANGERS
14:10 Wolfgang Fengler
HOW LONG WILL I LIVE?
14:30 Sonja Dakić
10 THINGS WE SHOULD LEARN FROM CHILDREN ABOUT ENTREPRENEURSHIP
14:40 Ludovic Ferrière
WHY TO CARE ABOUT METEORITES AND IMPACTS - UNDERSTANDING THE PAST TO BE PREPARED FOR THE FUTURE
15:00 Roderick Miller
NEVER FORGET WHERE YOU LIVE: THE HOLOCAUST AND EUROPE’S CONTEMPORARY PERCEPTION OF SPACE
15:20 Destin Sandlin
IN THE 1660s THERE WERE NO INTERNET VIDEOS
15:40 2nd Break


DESIGN YOUR SPACE
16:30 Opening Speech, Session Three
16:35 Carissa Bub
LUMINARIES - THE NEW AGENTS OF CHANGE
16:55 Chris Dancy
DOES BEING CONNECTED COST US OUR HUMANITY?
17:15 Stephen D. Larson
DIGITAL BIOLOGY AND OPEN SCIENCE: THE COMING REVOLUTION
17:35 TED Talk video
Moshe Safdie: How to reinvent the apartment building
17:45 Stuart Armstrong
WHY AIM FOR THE STARS WHEN THE GALAXIES ARE JUST AS EASY?
18:05 Stelarc
ALTERNATE ANATOMICAL ARCHITECTURES
18:25 3rd Break
RESHAPE THE NARRATIVE
19:25 Opening Speech, Session Four
19:30 Erika Lust
IT’S TIME FOR PORN TO CHANGE
19:40 Tim Fricke
A HANDS-OFF EXPERIENCE IN FLYING AIRPLANES
20:00 TED Talk video
Zak Ebrahim: I am the son of a terrorist. Here's how I chose peace.
20:10 Joan Nichols
BIOENGINEERED LUNGS: HIGH RISK RESEARCH WITH BREATH TAKING RESULTS
20:30 Rafael Hostettler
NARROWING THE GAP - ROBOTS INSPIRED BY NATURE
20:50 Performance
DANCE INDUSTRY
21:05 Closing Speech
21:10 After-Party



#worthspreading

Here at TEDxVienna we love to share ideas worth spreading. So to get you in the mood for our big event on November 1st we’ve curated a selection of previous TEDx and TED talks. Even if you’re completely new to TEDxVienna this will give you a good intro on what to expect at “Brave New Space” before you get your tickets for the event right here.

And make sure to let us know on facebook, twitter or instagram what you consider #worthspreading.



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