1st Edition

Latin American Technopoetics Scientific Explorations in New Media

By Scott Weintraub Copyright 2018
    170 Pages
    by Routledge

    170 Pages
    by Routledge

    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

    Transgenic Art

    Concluding Thoughts on (New) Media and Mediation: Locating the Latin American in

    Contemporary Technopoetics

    Afterword. Carlos Cociña and Luis Correa-Díaz’s Scientific Technopoetics (todavía in Print)

    Works Cited


    Scott Weintraub (PhD Emory University, 2006) is an Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies at the University of New Hampshire, where he teaches classes on 20th-21st-century Latin American literature, poetry, cultural studies, literary theory, and the relationship between literature, philosophy, science, and technology. He is the author or co-editor of over ten books and special journal issues, including two books on experimental Chilean poet Juan Luis Martínez; he has published extensively in journals and edited collections in the United States, Canada, Latin America and Europe.