democracy


Tech, trust and the media: Three questions to answer by 2029 1

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 […]


The ‘Simplexity’ of overcoming physical boundaries and democracy explored at TEDxVienna

What appears to be complex may in truth be quite simple, while what we perceive as simple can be mind-bogglingly complex – if we look a little deeper. The interplay between the simple and the complex in all aspects of life was explored by the opening talk delivered by Jeffrey […]


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Urban Aesthetics in Vienna

“He is my biggest fan”, Renacho smiles and points at one of the windows of the vis-à-vis building. “He brought me snacks and even a beer while I was working in the summer heat”. The man who lives in Felberstraße 110, 1150 Vienna, who brought Renacho a cold beverage during his […]


Mythology, demagogy and why it’s all Greek to me

Some things make sense when you consider the facts and some things simply defy logic. Current political discourse seems to be increasingly falling into the second category, and while it may sound alarming, there are enough expert analyses on the subject, so this isn’t trying to be one. But here’s […]


Can we live without governments?

In the novel “Lord of the flies”, William Golding tells the story of a group of boys who get stuck on an uninhabited island. They are forced to govern themselves; however, their system quickly falls apart as the boys unleash their evil and savage sides. The result is a fight […]


Do Ideas Trump Crises or Create Them?

Economist Alex Tabarrok, in his 2009 TED Talk, expressed unbounded optimism for humanity’s future. Why? Because of the power of ideas to overcome crises. In the past century alone, Tabarrok argues, ideas put into practice brought us out of the miserable depths of two world wars, the great depression, and […]