sound


About reading music and hearing books

Listen closely Usually when we think about combining music and text, it’s often in form of an opera. As I am not really a fan of the opera and honestly mostly don’t understand what they are singing about, who they are singing to and why they are singing (I am […]


Neil Harbisson, the first legally recognized cyborg

Interview with a Cyborg: Hearing ultraviolet and sensing time

The first Cyborg Artist Neil Harbisson is a cyborg, a cyborg rights activist, and a cyborg artist. Although he was born with an extreme form of color blindness, the osseointegrated antenna implanted in his skull allows him to perceive color. At first, the antenna transposed light frequencies into sound frequencies, which he […]


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 […]


stefan kohlweg audioarchitect

Constructing the world of sound – Interview with an Audioarchitect

Interview with Stefan Kohlweg There are several things in the world that we take for granted. Things that we don’t question and have little time to “fuss” over. One of these things is the concept of sound. Not many things are as diverse, complex and specific as sound is. Only few people stop […]