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2/2019 – “Digital Civil Society”

“das goethe“ is the Goethe-Institut’s cultural magazine. It appears twice a year as an insert in the weekly newspaper “Die Zeit“.


  • In 2012, television crews took up positions at Tahrir Square in central Cairo and used this satellite uplink to broadcast live coverage of the protests against then President Mohammed Morsi. A temporary part of the Internet © Heinrich Holtgreve

    In 2012, television crews took up positions at Tahrir Square in central Cairo and used this satellite uplink to broadcast live coverage of the protests against then President Mohammed Morsi. A temporary part of the Internet

  • A residential building in Cairo at sunset, with a computer behind every window, suggests the countless multitudes of people online simultaneously all over the world. © Heinrich Holtgreve

    A residential building in Cairo at sunset, with a computer behind every window, suggests the countless multitudes of people online simultaneously all over the world.

  • The cables under this manhole cover on the coast of Alexandria, Egypt, transmit 90% of all the data between Europe and Asia. © Heinrich Holtgreve

    The cables under this manhole cover on the coast of Alexandria, Egypt, transmit 90% of all the data between Europe and Asia.

  • This is not a palm tree, but a radio mast with a mobile phone antenna camouflaged as a palm tree in Cairo. The mobile phone network is also part of the (wireless) Internet. © Heinrich Holtgreve

    This is not a palm tree, but a radio mast with a mobile phone antenna camouflaged as a palm tree in Cairo. The mobile phone network is also part of the (wireless) Internet.

  • A router in Heinrich Holtgreve’s flat in Cairo © Heinrich Holtgreve

    A router in Heinrich Holtgreve’s flat in Cairo



Juan Carlos Rincón © Goethe-Insititut e. V.

Juan Carlos Rincón
Social activism and engagement on the Internet

Juan Carlos Rincón is co-creator of the video column “La Pulla” of the newspaper “El Espectador”, which is published in Colombia. In the interview, he talks about social activism and commitment on the Internet, about attacks and censorship attempts against “La Pulla” and about the role played by the mother newspaper “El Espectador”.



Further contributions






From the Goethe-Instituts worldwide

Future

Focus
Future

The future – always one step ahead, unreachable, yet constantly present in a way. What will our daily lives be like tomorrow? What stories will we tell ourselves? What will we believe in?

 



Focus: Science Fiction  

Focus
Science Fiction

Sci-Fi with its techno-future visions often leads us into magical realms of the (still) unimaginable and inexplicable. Sci-Fi can also remind us of the familiar, be a mirror, a look into the here and now. What makes the genre in Germany and China is what this focus is all about.


das goethe Printausgabe

das goethe 2/2019 © Art Directors & TRIP/Alarmy Stock Foto

das goethe 2/2019

The eighth issue of das goethe is devoted to the theme of the “digital civil society” with articles about, for example, digital colonialism, about “Wiki Loves Women,” a diverse scene of independent online media in Russia and an artwork by Julia Steinigeweg.
 


das goethe 1/2019 © Goethe-Instiut

das goethe 1/2019

The seventh edition of “das goethe“ is dedicated to the theme “Cultures of Equality.” With contributions by, among others, the philosopher Philipp Hübl on the moral of the machine, an essay by anthropologist Dina Makram-Ebeid on the feminism debates north and south of the Mediterranean, a report by Klaus Bardenhagen on queer Taiwan and an interview with the director of the Museo Nacional de Etnografía y Folklore in La Paz, Elvira Espejo.
 


das goethe 2/2018 © Goethe-Institut

das goethe 2/2018

The sixth edition of “das goethe“ is dedicated to the topic of freedom. It features contributions from, among others, Pulitzer Prize winner David K. Shipler, Angolan writer Ondjaki, and a critical survey of populism by the Polish journalists Jaroslaw Kuisz and Karolina Wigura.


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