Sophie Lenz


Mozambique

A day in the life of someone out there – in Mozambique 2

I have never been a morning person. These days, however, I get up easily between 6:00 and 6:30AM. Just one of numerous habits of mine that have changed over the past 12 months. Since I have moved to Beira, a town of estimated 600.000 inhabitants directly by the Indian Ocean […]


“Creating experience” – An interview with Christoph Schmidt-Mårtensson

What do our speakers do when they are not just about to hit a TEDxVienna-stage? Christoph Schmidt-Mårtensson, who gave an inspiring talk about participation in urban spaces at CityX in September, is founder and CEO of the Austrian award-winning new-media-company create.at. We met him to chat about his “daily business” […]


The importance of getting lost – but it’s hard to lose your way

How did you land your dream job, discover your favourite musician, meet your significant other? Was it the result of an orchestrated, structured search process? Or was there at least a glimpse of something else involved – being at the right spot at the right time (and doing the right […]


How technology and empathy can change lives

If someone from the 1950s appeared today, what would be the most difficult thing to explain to them about life today? You might have come across this question that was asked on Reddit a while ago – and also the witty answer that went viral: I possess a device, in my […]


The Journey to Summacumlaudia: Gamification in Education

Let’s face it. There are times when the world around and inside us is grey and monotonous, when a look outside the window and a look into the mirror are equally boring. Being somebody else, somewhere else, and doing something completely different, an adventure where we overcome all our constraints, […]


The Four Stories We Tell Ourselves About Death

Not long ago, we decided in this blog that it was “about time to think about time“, and we learned that time is basically a construction of the brain. Let’s say we had to picture that concept – in what shape would it come? Would it come out as something […]