Can time be wasted? | Alexander Leitner | TEDxVienna

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Alexander Leitner is currently studying Communication Science and Business Administration at the University of Vienna. He also is a hobby-filmmaker having 10 years of experience with creating stop-motion animated short films. With his movies, he and his team have won several awards and he also co-organized and hosted film festivals. Additionally, he has held workshops for children and teenagers to teach them how to make stop-motion movies.

After spending that much time on an activity that is essentially just a hobby, the question arises: Is this wasted time? And what exactly qualifies as "wasting time" - every unproductive activity? But most of the time you will be productive, thus benefiting yourself in a certain way. The talk will focus on the concept of “wasting time” with time-consuming activities.

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