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Lonely together

You know you live in a crazy world when people prefer to have big conversations via texts, and small conversations when meeting face to face. But before we get all judgy, let’s take a minute and think: when was the last time we had a heart-to-heart conversation with someone without […]


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 […]


Social Media

The power of social media

Lately, I have found myself reflecting a lot on how I perceive social media, how I use it and how much potential it actually has. I don’t know if it’s just me, but when it comes to social media, I’ve been getting a kind of negative vibe for some time […]


Exploring Street Art with Martha Cooper

One day before her talk at this year’s TEDxVienna event I got to chat with our wonderful speaker Martha Cooper about her work and what it means to be OUT THERE. Having documented graffiti and street art in New York from its very beginnings, her book “Subway Art” is now known […]


Handelskai Midnight Train

Ode to Viennese nights 2

Tungsten lights, white and colourful neon; people working and people sleeping; lit buildings and dark pathways; empty streets and bus stops. Bikes locked to street lamps, telephone booths and cigarette machines. Viennese nights are visually stunning. Streets are paved with colours, contrasts, textures and gradients. Objects unnoticed during daytime become […]


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Why we need a new culture of confrontation.

Recently I am less worried about a cyber-attack than a shit storm. The internet, formerly known as the liberation from conventions, is broken. Looking at my Facebook newsfeed, I see the same statements to be shared over and over again: “Vote for Van der Bellen”, “Help refugees!” or “Why Trump is […]


The Impact Hub – where Start Up dreams come true

As you know, we, the TEDxVienna team, are already planning this year’s next big conference and for the most part our meetings take place at a very special co-working venue: The Impact Hub. Not only do they have a café and a global network community – oh no, they offer you way […]


Analogue meets Digital: Regaining Control over our Lives

We look at faded, old photographs. We listen to our grandparents talking about their youth and how simple life was, back then. We watch black and white movies and get a feeling of nostalgia. A feeling of belonging to an era which we were never part of. An era, before […]