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Celebrating Earth Day in the Midst of a Pandemic

2020, or as we know it, “the future”. This was supposed to be the year we would finally get to see Amazon deliver packages via drones. This was supposed to be the year we would finally get to experience hyperloops and even flying cars! Fast forward and here we are, […]


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. […]


World happiness day – Happiness is a decision! 2

March 20, 2020, 14th International day of happiness, 50th day of Coronavirus; in Vienna, 5th day of quarantine. Thanks to nature, destiny, circumstances, good/bad luck, right/wrong decisions, these days we’ve all got a bit of time to slow down. Also, we’ve got some time to rethink our actions, our purposes, […]


Freedom of information day: a cornerstone freedom and the responsibility of having it

March 16th is the international day of Freedom of Information. In the new age of the internet, we are surrounded by tons of different information on a daily basis, and sometimes we might forget how vital that information and the access to it are. So, it is worth taking some […]


The dwindling concept of ‘home’

My New Year begins with a trip to the train station at 5:30am on the 1st. I board a train, arms laden with bags, ready to relocate. Again. I’m heading for what will be my seventh country. I would not be able to say how many houses, but it must […]


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How to successfully network at a TED event?

Beyond attending the conference, there are multiple things to do once you get your TEDxVienna pass. As it is a public event, you will find yourself surrounded by a lot of like minded people. Not everyone finds it easy to go around and mingle, although it’s the type of event […]


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 […]


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 – […]