“As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect.” Thus begins the most well known novella of the twentieth century, Die Verwandlung or The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka. In the “VRwandlung” theme room of Prague’s Goethe-Institut, with VR technology you can wake up as a huge insect in a room faithfully reproduced after the original.
Visitors to museums and archives usually interact with exhibits locked in display cases in darkened rooms. Yet modern technology has given us ways to more directly experience art and cultural artefacts. Coding da Vinci is an open, cultural data hackathon that digitally brings museum pieces to life.
A soup to boost your immune system? A curry to lower your blood pressure or a salad to help you lose weight? Thai cuisine has conquered the world with its harmonious, aromatic combination of spicy, salty, sweet and sour flavours without which no meal is complete. In most cases, it is even good for your health. Thai food is not only an art, it is also a science which the super food trend in the west has incorporated quite naturally into its repertoire [more...]
The Merck Social Translating Project is testing a new social practice for literary translation.
Ten translators from Asia are translating a German-language novel into their respective native languages. During the process, they meet in a closed digital forum and work on their translations by interacting with one another and engaging in a close discourse with the author.
The APDO 2019 is over! More than 100 students, accompanying teachers, supervisors and an international team waited anxiously for the award ceremony for this year's competition on Thursday, the 15th of August 2019.