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Coffee House Reading #18: Prisoners of Geography

‘Oh god not that book, I tried, but I could never get past Russia…’ Was the editors response when I suggested Tim Marshalls 2015 output ‘Prisoners of Geography– Ten Maps that tell you everything you need to know about Global Politics’ for this edition of Coffee House readings. Well, boss, if […]


The lingua franca of our time: English

Roughly a billion people speak English. International diplomacy is conducted in English, stocks are traded in English, almost all scientific journals are written in English and the majority of the internet is in English. When a Russian woman travelling in Brazil wants to know the cost of her bus ticket […]


Wheelchair- friendly Vienna(?)
A talk with Mabacher
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Sometimes, the internet can be a brilliant place. Especially for those who want to make a significant impact on  the broader mass. Especially for those having fascinating ideas, yet limited ways of spreading them. In 2010, the non-profit organization Sozialhelden launched an online map showing wheelchair accessible spots in order to “help […]


Where Are You A Local?

For anyone who has asked somebody the question “where are you from?” and was met with words like ‘but’, or ‘however’ mixed in with the answer –  this week’s TED Talk helps explain what that means. I am familiar with the awkwardness that can ensue when someone asks me where […]


Ode to the Odds #1
The Sound of Vienna

This month we start a new series in the TEDxVienna Blog, in which we want to introduce you to all the quirks of Vienna: Our bloggers uncover unusual facts and trivia, and weird aspects of Vienna you may never have noticed. Whether you are Viennese or have moved to the […]


Introducing: Stuart Armstrong & Roderick Miller @ BNS

Welcome to Brave New Space On November 1st, TEDxVienna invites you to question the established patterns and cycles that are ingrained in every one of us. The goal is to discover new paths and unexpected frontiers. We will set aside the answers we think we know and ask the questions […]