Monthly Archives: April 2013


Hack Your City!

  Hacking the City to Make it Work The citizens of Mexico City had grown tired of waiting for their government to make good on its 2007 pledge to build 300km of bicycle lanes within the next five years. On November 6, 2011, a group of cycling and pedestrian advocates, […]

Txtng is killing language. JK!!!

Technology acts sometimes like a rush of adrenaline for youngsters (not only) and one of the consequences is clearly represented by they way they communicate to each other. Abbreviations, smiley faces and other “emoticon” symbols are the new language that they speak and that has been replacing completely and adequately spelled […]

Add some Humor to your Life!

Have you ever been stressed out after a frustrating work week? Or even felt really down for a while? Try this: Contract 15 of your facial muscles to stimulate your zygomatic major muscle, let your respiratory system get upset by the epiglottis half-closing your larynx, so that air intake occurs […]

Parkinson’s, depression and the switch that might turn them off by Andres Lozano

  The brain, also called the “masterpiece of creation“, is still the most mystic organ of the human body. Endeavors of understanding how the brain functions are as old as human history itself and although tremendous progress has been made in neuroscience, there are still some secrets that no brain scanning […]

New Years

Kick out your boss!

Positively disrupting corporate working concepts   “Kick out your boss” is what Elisabeth Scharang, Austrian director and author, demands in her new film about self-governed companies and new forms of corporate cooperation that takes her from a design collective in Graz to Vojvodina and further to Brazil. And clearly, her work […]

Biology 2.0 – Engineering encounters science

Ants constitute at least the same biomass as humans on earth, however their impact on the environment is minor. Humans, on the contrary, have a huge disproportional influence on their surrounding and throughout history our population was able to expand by manipulating nature, for example domesticating animals, cultivate corn, and […]

The way we think about charity is dead wrong

Change is what people talk about, what they expect and fortunately what they seem to be more and more willing to engage into for the sake of a financially stable and homogeneous society. Whenever they can’t get involved directly, non-profit organizations can do it for them and so everybody’s happy. But what if […]

you are what you eat

You are what you eat: Food coops in Austria

Nobody likes being lied to. In times where horse meat is happily equated with beef and so-called organic food is actually produced in large-scale factories and under horrific circumstances, trust and faith in food retailers have suffered severely. Even kids like 11-year-old Birke Baehr begin to question the world’s food […]