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.
Latin American Technopoetics: Scientific Explorations in New Media
Table of Contents
List of figures and tables
Foreword, by Leonardo Flores
Introduction: Latin American Technopoetics, Scientifically Speaking
Chapter I. Autopoiesis and Robopoetics in Gustavo Romano’s IP Poetry Project
Chapter II. The Poetics of Visualizing Scientific Complexity: Santiago Ortiz
Chapter III. Loss Pequeño Glazier’s Quantum Poetics: Algorithmic Poetry and its Variants
Chapter IV. A Poetics of Biocybernetic Reproducibility: Eduardo Kac’s Telematic and
Concluding Thoughts on (New) Media and Mediation: Locating the Latin American in
Afterword. Carlos Cociña and Luis Correa-Díaz’s Scientific Technopoetics (todavía in Print)
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