Monthly Archives: May 2017


Digital Treasures – four ideas to discover from your couch.

The internet is a treasure box when it comes to exploring new, unexpected and sometimes controversial ideas. The beauty of stumbling upon an idea that makes you think is priceless, but not always so easy to find. In TED tradition, I would like to share four ideas I recently stumbled upon. These ideas […]


Exploring the world? Easy!

Summer is coming… Quick city trips, beach getaways, sports vacations to other countries, semesters abroad, tours around the world… Traveling broadens the mind, allowing us to experience new places and cultures. It gives us the chance to meet new people we might otherwise have never met if we had stayed at […]


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Exploring the World of Chatbots 1

Did you already have a productive conversation with a chatbot? This blog post gives a short introduction to how bots have developed from funny games to serious business. Today Chatbots are starting to make an impact on our world. Recently the story of Microsoft’s Xiaoice, a Chinese language chatbot, surfaced. Reports are […]


Neil Harbisson, the first legally recognized cyborg

Interview with a Cyborg: Hearing ultraviolet and sensing time

The first Cyborg Artist Neil Harbisson is a cyborg, a cyborg rights activist and a cyborg artist. Although he was born with an extreme form of color blindness, the osseointegrated antenna implanted in his skull allows him to perceive color. At first, the antenna transposed light frequencies into sound frequencies, which he […]


Exploring Your Personality Online

When it’s 2AM and we can’t sleep, there are three general options out there for us: Reddit conspiracy theories, scary serial killer documentaries or online personality quizzes. Today we are going to talk about the latter. Hidden Dangers Online personality quizzes can be a super fun pastime activity. Tests like “Which […]


How to Achieve Happiness by Writing Love Letters to Strangers

Going through life minding your own business can be a safe way to live, especially in a big city. However, going through life submerged only in your own world can develop into depression and loneliness. What if you could improve your happiness by helping others and exploring your city? Living in […]


Enough of AI fear

Fears about AI Publications and reports about the risks and dangers of AI development have reached an inflationary level during the last few months. From boulevard papers to most respected scientists, we get warnings about jobs being eradicated and the end of humanity in dystopian scenarios. The reactions vary widely depending on the […]