Radu Mester


About Radu Mester

Radu studied film & computing, works in EdTech as a content creator, and reads nonfiction books in his spare time.


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 […]


Curiosity Talk of the week

Curiosity kills the illusion

This month is all about illusions, and what better illusions are there, than our daily habits? These are not just the things we practice daily, but the ones we take part in because we think there is no other way, the ones we think we need to do, no matter […]


Coffee House Reading #17:
The Obstacle Is The Way

Our actions may be impeded, but there can be no impeding our intentions or our dispositions. Because we can accommodate and adapt. The mind adapts and converts to its own purposes the obstacle to our acting. The impeding to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way. […]


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 […]


Choose your bigger picture

What is guiding your bigger picture? With the start of a new year, the collective eagerness of taking a step back and submitting our lives to immense scrutiny is surely underway. Gaining perspective can be a powerful tool when used accordingly. Without delving into value systems, goals and discriminating against different ways […]


Humans of OUT THERE

Humans of “OUT THERE”

The TEDxVienna conference “OUT THERE“ took place last month and it was a blast! As mentioned in our review of the event, an enormous amount of preparation went into organizing and executing our main annual event. 1000 attendees, from Vienna, throughout Austria and even other countries, came to hear our speakers spread […]


Handelskai Midnight Train

Ode to Viennese nights 2

Tungsten lights, white and colourful neon; people working and people sleeping; lit buildings and dark pathways; empty streets and bus stops. Bikes locked to street lamps, telephone booths and cigarette machines. Viennese nights are visually stunning. Streets are paved with colours, contrasts, textures and gradients. Objects unnoticed during daytime become […]