Film Berlinale-Blogger 2016 International film journalists report from the Berlinale International bloggers and film journalists will be following the Berlinale on behalf of Goethe.de – in interviews, critiques and background reports. [more …] Photo (detail): © Bibliotheca RFID Library Systems GmbH Libraries Frank Seeliger in an interview “The Potential of RFID Is Far from Exhausted” More and more libraries are coming to rely on radio chips to manage their holdings and to improve service to readers. How much potential really lies in this technology? [more …] Photo (detail): © Joab Nist Modern Life “Notes of Berlin” Bits of Paper Everywhere They grumble about a stolen bicycle and search after the great love: Berliners communicate with each other through odd-looking notices. The blogger Joab Nist collects these notices and publishes them in the Internet. [more …] Photo (detail): Denis Junker – Fotolia.com Media German Initiative News Enlightenment “We’ve Lost the Criteria for Relevance” The Initiative News Enlightenment (INA) publishes news items that fare badly in media coverage. The INA executive director Hektor Haarkötter talks about the reasons why issues are swept under the table. [more …] Photo (detail): © Michael Schrenk Society and Current Affairs Solidarity economy Increase the gross national happiness In many places people are experimenting with new forms of economic activity. But there is not yet a common theory of the “solidarity economy”. [more …] Art Calendar © Andreas Langfeld Refugee PortraitsOut of anonymity The Ostwall Museum at the Dortmunder U shows the refugee portraits of the photographer Andreas Langfeld. © Gold- und Wirtschaftswunder, Stuttgart Comic ClassicsKafka’s beetle in comics The Leipzig Museum of Printing Art shows Kafka adaptations. Photo: © Saša Fuis Photographie Radio TimeDesign object: radio The Museum of Applied Art in Cologne tells the design history of the radio device Projects goethe.de/180seconds180 Seconds City From Berlin to Bogota – and back via Tokyo and Kolkata! 16 cities, 64 short films and four themes taken from life in the big cities of the world . goethe.de/brasil/episodenEpisodes of the South Debates, research, artistic and academic works using new points of view and ways of thinking about Germany, Europe and the world Goethe.de/FutureperfectFuture Perfect Future Perfect tells the stories of individuals, initiatives and businesses that are working towards a better future in the present.