Science & Technology


Technisches Museum Wien – Let the adventures begin! 

Our first in-person TEDxVienna Salon event is approaching and we cannot wait to exchange ideas and explore Adventures Within Work. The event will take place at the Technisches Museum Wien (Vienna Technical Museum), our main sponsor this year.  With over 22,000 m² of exhibition space, the over-a-century-old museum is the […]


The Impact of Reproductive Technology on Identity: An Interview with Albert Frantz 

When I wrote about the controversial topic of surrogacy and the ethical and legal issues it comes with, I never thought that the article would put me in contact with someone who is a “product” of reproductive technology, albeit not surrogacy per se. Shortly before turning 30, Albert Frantz found out […]


“The most important piece of the puzzle was actually the change of my mindset” – Interview with Stefan Wöhrer

In last month’s article, we saw how to get over mental obstacles for creative-minded people. This month and for the further articles, I want to share real stories from people who made it and took the leap, from quitting their job, to creating their own. Stefan Wöhrer is the founder […]


How Do We Stop Drowning in Plastic When Our Lives Depend on It?

Whether we realize it or not, we eat and breathe plastic every day. Plastic is present in almost everything we use. The keys I am pressing on my keyboard to write this sentence contain plastic. So does the electronic device you are using to read this. Let’s face it: we […]


History on the fly: documenting a pandemic 1

In early 2020, as Covid-19 began shutting down parts of the world, one group of academics was amassing a virtual army of volunteer research assistants to capture data about the policies and measures introduced by governments across the world in response to the pandemic. The CoronaNet Project as it is […]


The one with the Surrogate

  If you have watched F.R.I.E.N.D.S, you might remember how the show took a modern stance on motherhood.  **spoiler alert**   We saw Phoebe agreeing to be the surrogate mother for her brother and his wife. Then we saw Rachel as a single mother (at first). In the final season, we saw […]


Solidarity in self-isolation: Why we #leavenoonebehind during a global pandemic

With the invisible threat of covid-19 seemingly all around us, governments all over the world instruct us to shelter in place and wait. We huddle alone, or with friends and family, anxious about the future and what kind of society we will step out into once this is all over. […]


How to celebrate World Health Day during a World Health Crisis

On April 7th we celebrate World Health Day. But how to properly celebrate a day like this during a global pandemic? At the moment countries all around the globe are battling a global health crisis. Even though it feels like there is no end in sight. We want to use […]


Joe Hanson on Science Communication, Education, and Climate Change

Joe Hanson, the creator, and host of It’s Okay To Be Smart, an award-winning science education YouTube show from PBS Digital Studios that celebrates curiosity and the pleasure of finding things out. We had a chance to speak with him after his talk at our tenth-anniversary conference, About Time. In […]


How about not feeling guilty for being eco-friendly

With the world finally understanding that our ecosystem is, putting it mildly, not in the best condition, more and more people are trying to live more eco-friendly. This is quite a positive trend, taking into account, that mankind has already used up all its ecological resources for the year 2019 […]