Monthly Archives: October 2017


No waste, no worries

This month our blog is all about the edge. Right now it feels like our society is on the edge of deciding what world we want to live in and what world we want to leave behind. A big challenge we are facing right now is waste. Strangely we seem […]


Randomized living – interview with Max Hawkins

Can chance make us step outside the bubbles that we live in and explore different perspectives? What started as a question soon grew into “Randomized living”- a lifestyle dictated by various randomized computer programs and apps. Last weekend, computer scientist and artist Max Hawkins came to Vienna to share his […]


Thomas Suchanek for TEDxVienna

Interview with game designer
Dori Adar

  “It is not so important who starts the game, but who finishes it.” John Wooden   Well, that is not true.   There are games that cannot be won or finished by crowning a winner. There are games focusing on the act of building together, of creating together. Of […]


Behind On The Edge

It’s 6:30 and it’s way too early for a Saturday. A TEDxVienna event day starts at 7:30 at Volkstheater. At least, for the team. And we’ll be there the whole day until the evening. So, first: coffee. (Since I’m on the edge of falling asleep again already…) At a TEDx […]


See you soon
On The Edge

20 speakers. 20 TEDxTalks. 20 stories you have never heard before. 5 performances to give your mind a break, and 16 interactive stations to exercise it to its ultimate limits. This TEDxVienna conference won’t be like the ones before. For 2017, our team aimed to shine some light on innovations […]


elections

Rethinking Politics

“People fear what they don’t understand and hate what they can’t conquer.” – Andrew Smith We are living in an era where we experience a real divide between global and national. The Brexit Referendum, the last Austrian presidential election and the United States presidential election in 2016 are all great examples […]


Ode to the Odds # 6:
The many faces of public art

Hey art lovers and those of the curious kind! This post is for you! Have you ever found yourself walking down a Viennese street, stumbling upon a stunning contraption of sorts, wondering what the heck it is? Well, I can say with ninety-eight percent certainty that it was probably an […]


The power of the situation

We tend to be pretty convinced that we have a unique kind of character. When we hear about others’ behavior, we are inclined to think things like “Why doesn’t she act differently?” or “I would never do that.” We are convinced that the observed behavior shows a certain kind of […]


Are you sabotaging your career?

Having coffee in the morning, calling your parents every weekend, enjoying chocolate after lunch  –  your life is the sum of your habits. Most likely you are already well aware of many of them. Some might accompany you ever since you were a child, like the fact that you brush […]