Guest Author


The Art of Stillness

Coffee House Readings #1:
“The Art of Stillness”

A travel writer, whose jobs mantra is to always keep moving, writes about sitting still and going nowhere. “How did that happen?”, one might ask as a first reaction. But when you stop to think about it (which is, in fact, the whole message of the book), it actually makes […]


The philosophy of upcycling

When you take a look around Pinterest you find lots of lists, quotes and regular DIY ideas, but one thing in particular seems to stand out lately: Upcycling. You can find detailed instructions on how to turn an old book into a new purse, how to make hooks out of […]


What if we designed the most awesome bags and T-shirts?

The preparations for What if… are running on full speed. While we, of course, get support from our sponsors, we didn’t want to miss the chance to get involved creatively. That´s why we decided to have a creative design session to create not only 1.200 What if…-branded bags for our audience but also […]


What if the internet got smarter?

Every self-respecting tech guy was there: the annual Semantics conference in Vienna. If you don’t have a degree in engineering or information technology you won’t get the most out of this conference, but you’ll profit nonetheless. Because semantics is not just about a bunch of technical stuff, it is first and […]


DIY-Studies: be your own master

You probably didn’t know this, but in Austria you can study something called “individual studies” – studies which you can design yourself. If you can’t find studies that fit your needs at one of Austria’s 21 public universities, don’t worry and make your own. In three (more or less) easy […]