Monthly Archives: February 2016


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 – […]


Geek Galore: The Many Shades of Nerddom

The term nerd has fluctuated heavily in meaning in the past decade. This sociocultural shift can still be observed in contemporary society. But what exactly makes a nerd? This loaded four letter word appears to have become an interchangeable synonym with related sociocultural labels, such as geek, dork and many more. […]


The Secret Power of Fans

The Secret Power of Fans

It has not only been the Internet and the digital revolution, which have empowered consumers. The originating of fandoms has played a major role as well. Fandom is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as a collective of fans who are regarded “as a community or subculture.” Through the building of […]


VR meetup

From Virtual to Real: the first VR meetup in Vienna

A few months ago I was introduced by a TEDxVienna friend to Google Cardboard, a viewer made out of card box, lenses and an ordinary button, all to be assembled by yourself in 3 steps. Basically a low budget Virtual Reality (VR) headset. It literally blew my mind and opened a whole […]


How to spark communication in science

Our future Problem Solvers Scientists are a critical stepping stone in driving the future forward. They live among the main population group, solving global problems such as climate change, fighting global health dangers like Ebola and the Zika Virus and many other issues. They are (mostly) working for one common […]