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Paper beats plastic? How to rethink environmental folklore

”We have to find ways if we’re actually going to address sustainability … making better choices that result in net environmental gains. What we need to learn is how to do more with less.” – Leyla Acaroglu Let’s talk about sustainability. It’s a word we like to throw around for […]


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 […]


Speaking about Speakers! Meet the Speakers Liasion Team.

The conference is getting closer and every day we are getting more and more excited. Every year, all of the TEDxVienna teams work tog ether to create an exciting and inspiring experience. The part we all look forward to the most? The talks of course! But have you ever wondered […]


Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong

The way we shop, consume, the hours we spend online, our constant food cravings… All compulsive and often harmful. We are all addicts. Still, as long as we don’t become addicted to drugs or alcohol, a second thought on addiction is never on the table. If that is completely okay, […]


Economies do not need
to grow –
Doughnut Economics

Equating economic growth with economic health- and why this equation fails. The construct of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) “measures the monetary value of final goods and services—that are bought by the final user—produced in a country in a given period of time”, according to the International Monetary Fund. Consumption, hence […]


An insight into the future

Imagine you are a tourist: strolling around, looking at all those impressive sights and enjoying the wonderful scenary. Beautiful, isn’t it? But, what if you could have more in that same view? Something that is not reality, something that is beyond reality, additional to reality, something that is augmented reality…? […]


Mapping ideaspace

What’s the recipe for an idea worth spreading? Ecologist Eric Berlow and physicist Sean Gourley realized that they were sharing the same ideas before they even met. They decided to analyze thousands of data points worth of TED Talks in search for the magic formula of an idea worth spreading. […]


Everyone you meet is an illusion

In every day life, we perceive people, things and events in a certain way. Whilst we may think of something as unpleasant, uninteresting or insignificant, we may view other things as extremely positive, pleasant or inspiring. Just because we perceive certain elements of life one way, that doesn’t mean that […]


Navigating through the jungle of information using AI

The problem of being overwhelmed and trapped in a flood of information is not only inherent in our daily modern lives, but a challenge faced in research and development in general. Could AI help us out with this debacle? But first, it is important to understand what the actual issues […]


Choose your bigger picture

What is guiding your bigger picture? With the start of a new year, the collective eagerness of taking a step back and submitting our lives to immense scrutiny is surely underway. Gaining perspective can be a powerful tool when used accordingly. Without delving into value systems, goals and discriminating against different ways […]