Monthly Archives: December 2015


Imagine you walk into a room and stand in a digital world

We live in an increasingly digital world, instead of a primarily analogue one. Years ago, in the beginnings of the Internet, people used to distinguish between the “real life” – meaning the analogue one – and the digital life. Today, we don’t really make these distinctions anymore. Today, we live in […]


Win the game of inequality.
An interview with Matthew Cooke.
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Matthew Cooke – What if you could win at life? Matthew Cooke has been working for many years as an actor, film director and writer and his work has also won the Best Writing Award from the International Documentary Association. Matthew has been invited to speak at the University of […]


Books by TJ Alshemäree

4 digital goldmines to find your next offline reading experience 2

Ironically, a study from the University of Washington showed that digital natives prefer…PRINT. Yep, you read right. Turning a page and not sweeping on the ipad, physically holding a book in your hands and disconnecting has its advantages. There are numerous pros and cons to the exhausting book versus e-book debate […]


Jannike Stöhr at TEDxVienna, Traumjob Experiment, 30 Jobs in einem Jahr

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
An interview with Jannike Stöhr

Jannike Stöhr tempted us at this year’s “What if…” conference to start a quest for our dream job. Jannike tried out 30 jobs over the period of one year, just to find “the one”. We talked with her about her many, many jobs, her findings and her future. Jannike was working […]


Why the Digital did not kill the Analog

102 years ago, Wolfgang Riepl a German classical scholar and journalist, formulated a hypothesis concerning the disappearing of media. According to Riepl, new media technologies tend to drive the old ones out of the market since they reshape trends in offer and demand, changing the products people need – or […]


Part 3: How to wrap up real-time social media coverage of a live event

TEDxVienna’s What if… conference on October 31st had well over 1,000 physical attendees, the number grows exponentially if you also include our attendees via social media as well. Participants both there and watching the live stream could listen, read, participate and engage with those at the talks. We, as we […]


“The Internet is not the opposite of real life”

Mike Rugnetta is a composer, programmer and performer. You might know him as host of YouTube shows, such as PBS Idea Channel. For TEDxVienna he recently gave a talk about “What if there is something beyond the network?” I had the opportunity to interview him about creativity, networking and understanding complex […]