Monthly Archives: July 2015

Ordinary People with Extraordinary Ideas 1

The world is not only filled with professional and highly knowledgeable inventors and scientists, but also with numerous smaller creative personalities from different fields that surprise us on a daily basis with their fascinating ideas. Here are two average citizens in the areas of fashion and environmental mobility whose innovative […]

What do locals miss in Vienna? 2

To improve urban spaces and make cities more enjoyable, citizens need to be empowered to change their own environment. The first step in this process is to explore and define what we, the inhabitants of our cities, are lacking. During the CITYx conference, we asked YOU what is missing in […]

The rise of a killing machine from the past – our antibiotics misuse empowers unstoppable antibiotic resistant bacteria

Our modern, western lifestyle presupposes many things. The feeling of safety and freedom. Trips to distant countries, where the microflora is different. Successful recovery from minor cuts or infections, pneumonia or surgery. These ordinary luxuries are often taken for granted, but they can very soon become real life threats again. […]

human vs data

Data vs. Humans: Why the Why Matters in Big Data 2

In their famous book about Big Data, the authors Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and Kenneth Cukier state the following: “the era of big data challenges the way we live and interact with the world. Most strikingly, society will need to shed some of its obsession for causality in exchange for simple correlations: […]