TEDTalk


Revolting Youth: A new form of teenage rebellion

During the TEDxVienna 2019 Conference “About Time” we listened to Kacey Wong, an artist from Hong Kong. His powerful talk was about protests in Hong Kong and how art can be a form of protest. He unites art and social activism. At the beginning of his speech, Kacey said: “My city […]


The story is bigger than me – interview with Abdi Latif Dahir

  Abdi Latif Dahir is a journalist, born in Nairobi and raised in Somalia, who has recently become the East Africa Correspondent at the New York Times. At the TEDxVienna Conference “About Time”, he delivered a speech about how to create beautiful moments and capture them in your memory, even though […]


Sarah E. Hill on Women’s Brains and the Birth Control Pill

Sarah E. Hill is a research psychologist who uses theoretical tools taken from evolutionary sciences to study psychology and health. Recently, she has turned her expertise to uncovering what we know and don’t know about the impact of the birth control pill on the brain. In her TEDxVienna talk, she […]


The urgency of intersectionality

Now, more than ever, it seems necessary to lay out the importance of adopting an intersectional perspective in order to face reality biases and discriminations. We’ll look at discrimination a little more closely: A black, Jewish woman may, for instance, experience discrimination on the grounds of her race, religion and gender. This […]


Why does ‘X’ Mark the Unknown?

For centuries we have associated the letter ‘X’ with ‘something’ that is unknown – a ‘thing’ that cannot be named because it has not yet been discovered. The letter ‘X’ has leaked from its origin of representing an unknown quantity in mathematical equations to making shows, movies, and other pop cultural things sound cool […]


All You Know about Motivation is Wrong

Motivation – an abstract noun that seems to have become the key word of the 21st century. Motivational speaking, motivational coaching and motivational teaching are some of the most profitable jobs of our days. And it’s only natural. We are living on fast forward and in order to comply with […]


What if we open-sourced the quest for curing cancer?

Personalise this! The customization of healthcare, with medicine tailor-made for each individual patient, belongs to the main research interests of current affairs. In this model, doctors aim to select appropriate therapies based on the context of a patient’s genetics. The patient, which Salvatore Iaconesi points out in our TED talk […]


Limits of Society

Throughout history, society has been influenced by a series of factors such as governmental and non-governmental bodies, their laws and rules, media, education, economic factors (GDP, poverty, unemployment) science, technology, globalization and many others. If the influence spread more or less globally, very often the consequences had to be dealt […]


How can Formula 1 racing help … babies? by Peter van Manen

Technology advancements are the result of intense hard-work and passion among scientists (not only) and we’ve been talking a lot here on the blog about what technology brings back to society. Be it benefits, perils, or uncertainty, either way, one thing is certain:  “We have amassed more knowledge since world […]