Latin American Technopoetics: Scientific Explorations in New Media

Latin American Techniques

by Scott E. Weintraub

New Hispanisms: Cultural and Literary Studies
Routledge (June 4, 2018)

"Latin American Technopoetics: Scientific Explorations in New Media" analyzes the ways in which poetry and multimedia installations by six prominent poets and artists engage, and in turn are engaged by, scientific discourses. In its innovative readings of contemporary digital media works, "Latin American Technopoetics" is the first book to investigate the powerful dialogue between recent techno-cultural phenomena, literature, and various scientific fields. This cutting-edge analysis of poetic and artistic experimentation — robots that compose and recite poetry, algorithms that create visualizations of poetic language or of the connections between everyday language and scientific terminology, arrays of multi-dimensional poetic spaces, and telematic and transgenic art — makes a strong case for the increasing viability of a scientific poetics currently gaining prominence in Latin American literary and media studies, digital humanities, and science and technology studies.

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