TEDxVienna


Conversation #4
Depression and Anxiety

…are often close friends Depression and anxiety are not only the most common mental illnesses, they are also very likely to occur together. Either simultaneously or one leading to the other. We have already had a conversation about depression, eating disorders and persistent depressive disorder and learned that each struggle […]


colorism – another bias that contributes to social inequality

Lets start this article with a little flashback in history: The Paper Bag Test The test is a form of racial discrimination, which compared an individual’s skin tone to the colour of a brown paper bag. It discriminated those whose skin was darker than the brown paper bag by holding […]


The simplexity of donations

Under the slogan “choose one item from the list and make a difference”, the attendees of SIMPLEXITY could solve a complex problem by taking a simple step: providing those in need with everyday objects. They were asked to bring in-kind donations for a well-known Austrian charity: Diakonie Flüchtlingsdienst aids asylum seekers […]


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 – […]