Monthly Archives: November 2017


Are we sleepwalking into a future that no one actually wants?

The changes the world has undergone over the past two centuries outnumber by far whatever happened over the past two millenia. Keyword: Scientific Revolution. Of course, this is not the first time our world as we know it has gone through a dramatic reshaping. There have been some more episodes […]


An insight into the future

Imagine you are a tourist: strolling around, looking at all those impressive sights and enjoying the wonderful scenary. Beautiful, isn’t it? But, what if you could have more in that same view? Something that is not reality, something that is beyond reality, additional to reality, something that is augmented reality…? […]


Wheelchair- friendly Vienna(?)
A talk with Mabacher
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Sometimes, the internet can be a brilliant place. Especially for those who want to make a significant impact on  the broader mass. Especially for those having fascinating ideas, yet limited ways of spreading them. In 2010, the non-profit organization Sozialhelden launched an online map showing wheelchair accessible spots in order to “help […]


Mapping ideaspace

What’s the recipe for an idea worth spreading? Ecologist Eric Berlow and physicist Sean Gourley realized that they were sharing the same ideas before they even met. They decided to analyze thousands of data points worth of TED Talks in search for the magic formula of an idea worth spreading. […]


Is finding your ways getting easier or more difficult?

About 7 years (!) after almost every other big city, finally, we can also find Vienna on the map of the world. By that I mean, the Wiener Linien recently took the decision to provide Google Maps with data on Vienna’s public transportation systems, so everyone, may it be tourist […]


What’s left to explore? 1

There is a widespread saying nowadays that goes “We are born too late to explore the world and too early to explore the universe”. That pessimistic saying seems at first kind of true, every bit of land is already charted and the first manned spaceships to explore the universe won’t […]


Fighting Loneliness:
An Interview with Karen Dolva

  “Solitude is fine but you need someone to tell that solitude is fine.” Honoré de Balzac Karen Dolva, co-founder of the No Isolation company, tackles different kinds of loneliness. So far she has taken it upon herself to help children with longterm illnesses and seniors. But she also challenges […]


Interview with Jake Roper: science communication and sparking curiosity

Jake Roper is a science communicator and host of the YouTube channel Vsauce3, where he explores issues such as time travel paradoxes, space travel, the bioelectrogenesis powers of the Pokémon character Pikachu, and everything else in between. After his TEDxVienna talk at our On The Edge conference, he answered a […]