Science & Technology


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 […]


New generations, new jobs, new… world?

  There was a time when kids and young adults wanted to become doctors, astronauts and police officers. However, in the 21st century it seems like a new set of dream jobs has replaced the old one. Today’s most admired “professions” are those of: freelancers, social media stars, and entrepreneurs. Being […]