Monthly Archives: July 2020


The Impact of Reproductive Technology on Identity: An Interview with Albert Frantz 

When I wrote about the controversial topic of surrogacy and the ethical and legal issues it comes with, I never thought that the article would put me in contact with someone who is a “product” of reproductive technology, albeit not surrogacy per se. Shortly before turning 30, Albert Frantz found out […]


“The most important piece of the puzzle was actually the change of my mindset” – Interview with Stefan Wöhrer

In last month’s article, we saw how to get over mental obstacles for creative-minded people. This month and for the further articles, I want to share real stories from people who made it and took the leap, from quitting their job, to creating their own. Stefan Wöhrer is the founder […]


Radicalization in the Age of Technology

On July 22nd, 2011, exactly nine years ago, Anders Behring Breivik disembarked a ferry on the island of Utøya, which is situated a little off the Norwegian coast near Oslo. He was wearing a home-made police uniform and had armed himself with two guns, one semi-automatic rifle and one Glock […]


TEDxVienna Salon
20.09.2020

We’ve got some news for you! First of all, we want to start by saying how much we appreciate our community’s support during these times. Last year we celebrated 10 years of TEDxVienna with our community. It was brilliant! This year has shown us how unique and supportive the community […]


What did you do not to be judgmental?

Trigger warning: This article raises awareness about current issues around domestic violence.   The recent scandal with the Ukrainian-born celebrity, Regina Todorenko, made a lot of people talk about domestic violence. During an Instagram-live with a journalist, Todorenko was discussing another celebrity who talked about being beaten up by his […]


Beans, milk and migration: how globalisation produced the flat white coffee (and why you should drink it)

Ask an Australian or Kiwi and they could tell you the flat white coffee is a delicate ratio of expertly steamed milk (of all kinds) and a silky espresso shot. Stronger, with less milk than a latte (don’t get me started on those tall, milky, European versions) and less foam […]


How Do We Stop Drowning in Plastic When Our Lives Depend on It?

Whether we realize it or not, we eat and breathe plastic every day. Plastic is present in almost everything we use. The keys I am pressing on my keyboard to write this sentence contain plastic. So does the electronic device you are using to read this. Let’s face it: we […]