Out & About


Building Bridges With Fashion

“Let’s Build Bridges With Fashion” was the opening line of last week’s ‘Fashion for Europe’ event at the gorgeous Vienna State Opera. For one day, on the 14th of July, the Vienna State Opera turned into a runway filled with cool pop-up boutiques and exciting fashion shows, competing for the […]


Chancen:reich – integration worth spreading!

It’s a very hot day on Wednesday June 29th. A big crowd has gathered in front of “Halle E+G” at Museumsquartier in Vienna. Most of them are refugees. All of them are here for the same reason: They are hoping to find a job at Austria’s first job fair for […]


“Felt Meaning” in VR

In real life, I hate roller coasters because they always give me a headache. But, at the last VR Vienna Meetup, I chose the roller coaster simulation. It was only virtual reality, so how bad could it be, right? In hindsight, this was a very bad decision. My virtual ride took less than […]


What an innovative time to be alive! TEDxVienna @ Maker Faire 2016 2

Maker Faire 2016 didn’t fail to impress. It is the first time the event took place in Vienna and more than 200 makers had the chance to present their do-it -yourself projects and ideas to a broad audience. Creatives and creators from all genres came together to commonly discover the […]


OBEN – from networks to ideas

The classical Eureka or rhetorical lightbulb moments might be somewhat simplified metaphors for having great ideas. An Aha-moment is not an isolated idea but rather the end of an incubation process of thoughts, experience and exchange with others. I am sorry to say, but unless you are a mathematical genius, the likelihood that […]


On evolution, space and ex-prisoners – TEDxWarsaw “In a heartbeat”

  Can aromatic compounds teach you new recipes? Are we ready for Genetically Modified Humans? If NSA is number 2, which company is the number 1 employer of mathematicians? Are we interfering with our own evolution? When it comes to humans and smart devices – who is in charge of […]


VR meetup

From Virtual to Real: the first VR meetup in Vienna

A few months ago I was introduced by a TEDxVienna friend to Google Cardboard, a viewer made out of card box, lenses and an ordinary button, all to be assembled by yourself in 3 steps. Basically a low budget Virtual Reality (VR) headset. It literally blew my mind and opened a whole […]


Let’s go on a Viennese adventure

It’s pitch-black in the forest of the Prater. Only your lantern lights your way. In the distance you spot a flame. Is this where your next challenge is waiting for you? The next demon you must face? Then you hear them. The bells. They’re coming closer. The demons are coming […]