The Great AI Swindle Synthetic Truth

Is truth a personal opinion in the digital age? Experts, artists, and thinkers weigh in on the ways artificial intelligence is shaping society, from enabling creative collaboration to threatening democracy as we know it. Journey into the heart of the debate in the latest issue of Gegenüber.

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Gutekunst Prize of the Friends of Goethe New York

Young Translator’s Prize New York

In 2010 the Goethe-Institut New York created a prize to identify outstanding young translators and to assist them in establishing contact with the translation and publishing communities. The application period for the 2024 prize is now open. The deadline to submit completed translations is April 19, 2024.

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Too Much, Enough, and Next to Nothing

The world is grappling with the consequences of unbridled expansion. As continued growth becomes increasingly untenable, we find ourselves at a crossroads. Is a healthy balance between excess and scarcity possible in today’s world? This issue of the transatlantic magazine Gegenüber delves into the intertwined narratives of growth and degrowth in society. Join us as we question the notion of progress and envision a sustainable future together.

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Civil Resistance in Nazi-Era Berlin
“Give us our husbands back”

In 1943, hundreds of non-Jewish women defied the Nazi regime. They demanded the release of their Jewish husbands who had been incarcerated by the Nazi regime, only succeeding by putting their own lives on the line. They showed how ordinary people can become heroes by defying authority and taking risks, day by day.

Fritz and Frieda Kuhn Photo: Courtesy of Ruth Wiseman

Street Art in Mexico, Canada, and the U.S.

Urban public spaces are canvases for street art. They reveal the political and social discourse of the city. The #artbits bloggers collect photos of street art from Germany and North America, from Berlin, Mexico City, Montreal, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.

Artbits Photo (detail): © Verena Hütter

German Series in the USA
Binge Fever!

Television “Made in Germany” is having a golden moment with the rise of international streaming services. In this dossier, we highlight binge-worthy German serials and fill you in on where to watch them in the USA.

Animated Binge Fever Illustration of a hand holding a remote control © Colourbox / Image editing Goethe-Institut Los Angeles

Digital Junioruni

E-Learning Platform High School

The Junioruni is a digital platform for high school students, their parents, and teachers that combines German and STEM. 

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