Art


Creativity and Staying Sane in Isolation

The equation is simple: There are no more concerts, art exhibitions or theatre performances. Film premieres have been postponed, many filming schedules are currently being reshuffled, much to the dismay of those stuck at home trying to find new shows to binge-watch. Of course, that means that someone is suffering […]


The World Book and Copyright Day: How to support local artists and why it matters

The World Book and Copyright Day is celebrated every year on April 23rd.  Its main focus is to promote reading and publishing, as well as protecting intellectual property At first, it was only celebrated in Spain, where  publishers decided to commemorate one of the most prominent Spanish authors, Miguel de […]


Astronauts

“We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these […]


About Time – Lomography creates memories at TEDxVienna

Lomography kindly provided us with cameras to use during the TEDxVienna About Time conference and we had a lot of fun with them. Over the last few years, instant cameras have been back on the market: no need to wait more than a few seconds to get the film in […]


What does AI have to do with creativity and compassion?

The TED2018 conference “The Age of Amazement” in Vancouver left me amazed indeed. I was sitting with my jaw dropped in Gartenbaukino on the broadcast event organized by TEDxVienna. But there was one particular talk that kept my brain busy for months after the live stream in April. It was […]


Randomized living – interview with Max Hawkins

Can chance make us step outside the bubbles that we live in and explore different perspectives? What started as a question soon grew into “Randomized living”- a lifestyle dictated by various randomized computer programs and apps. Last weekend, computer scientist and artist Max Hawkins came to Vienna to share his […]


Useful instead of true – understanding our brains through optical illusions

Can you trust what you see? Everyday we make decisions based on visual input that our brain receives and processes. However, sometimes the gathered and processed information results in visual/optical illusions, which are perceptions that are not in accordance with the physical properties of the objects.   Surely you have […]