The Culture & Technology Podcast

The Culture & Technology Podcast

Humans & Machines

Greg Lynn has been at the forefront of architecture and design since the early 2000s but his current focus is around technology that encourages us to move and enables people the opportunity to be more active.

In this episode, we talk about just that as well as the ethics of technology, sustainability in architecture and the ins and outs of robot etiquette.


Greg Lynn is an architect, designer, and professor at the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture. He is CEO and co-founder of Piaggio Fast Forward, a company changing the face of mobility with their robotic technologies.


Severin Matusek is an editor, producer and strategist who has spent the last decade researching how technology transforms culture, communities and society.


Piaggio Fast Forward is a robotics company working on solutions to mobility through the use of technology. They design, develop, and manufacture new kinds of vehicles.

Gita is a first-of-its-kind, sensor-enabled following robot. It pairs with a person and tracks their path and movement whilst carrying up to carry 20kg of cargo.

Robot Etiquette is an article written by Greg Lynn about designing autonomous machines for pedestrian spaces.

Devon Turnbull creates handcrafted speakers that can be found in shops, hotels, and restaurants around the world. He is also a graphic designer, fashion designer, and DJ among other things.

Scott Galloway is a professor of Business and Marketing at NYU and has written a critical book on how Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple have infiltrated our lives.


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The Vienna Business Agency supports businesses, the economy and the city in developing the Austrian capital’s creative industries and shaping its future trajectory.

Editorial Team: Mike Evans, Paul Feigelfeld, Severin Matusek, Elisabeth Noever-Ginthör, Elisa Stockinger, Heinz Wolf.

Theme Music by Zanshin.

About this podcast

How is technology changing culture? From exhibition design to the performing arts, we invite leading curators, researchers, artists and cultural experts to explore how technology is shaping the future of cultural experiences and sparking new opportunities in the process.

The Culture & Technology Podcast is a virtual salon — hosted by the Vienna Business Agency together with Severin Matusek. Each conversation pairs Viennese creatives with an international expert to discuss a topic, entertain a thought and share their knowledge through conversation. 

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by Vienna Business Agency