Science & Technology


Tech, trust and the media: Three questions to answer by 2029

The end of trust: What are the fundamental questions that need to be answered within the next decade so that humanity and technology can grow side by side? A talk with Ethan Zuckerman. “How do we trigger social change? Through law, markets, norms and code,” Ethan Zuckerman stated in his […]


Tech–xpat, or should that be Tech-xile?

Expat– ‘a person who lives outside their native country’ Exile – ‘the state of being barred from one’s native country’ – Roughly what most dictionaries would say Like many good stories (and quite a few bad ones), this thought process all began in an Irish Pub. As many of you […]


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 […]


Medical technology turns fiction into fact

What if you met your doctor virtually? What if we diagnosed diseases using apps? What if organs for transplantation were grown in a lab instead of donated? What if you could enhance your cognitive performance using just a headset? While these questions might sounds like science fiction, they will soon […]


Kevin Lieber on creativity, Vsauce2 and science communication

TEDxVienna recently got the chance to chat with Kevin Lieber during our 2018 conference SIMPLEXITY. We had a talk about the role of the science communicator in today’s society, his creative endeavors on Vsauce2, his personal YouTube channel, and his new podcast. The Interview Q: As a first question, I’m […]


To control complex systems with a simple brain – The interview with Ramin Hasani

Have you ever felt that Blade Runner’s scenes from 1982 are transforming into reality nowadays? Do you recognize the concepts of Star Trek: The Original Series from 1966 in the solutions or products of today? Or maybe even you yourself are developing one of them? Then – for sure – […]


How our Creative & Tech/ IT Team prepares for SIMPLEXITY

Around 1.000 attendees, 6 satellite events and nine team members in total to make sure that everything runs smoothly (and nothing explodes). Did you ever wonder how our Creative & Tech/IT Team prepares for this year’s TEDxVienna SIMPLEXITY? Without wanting to give our secret IT recipe away, we couldn’t help […]


Are our online personas killing off our real-world interests?

News, news, news, news, news. In this day and age we are constantly consuming news. We have the feeling that we are totally up-to-date and nothing about the current on-goings in the world can escape our notice. But, if you think again, you know that this is not really the […]


How to counteract climate change

“(…) Combatting climate change by capturing carbon isn’t just about saving a polar bear or a glacier. It’s about saving human lives.” – Jennifer Wilcox As fossil fuel consumption increases relentlessly, global greenhouse gas emissions also continue to rise. According to several estimates, a person  produces more than 20 tons […]