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.

chapter |16 pages


Latin American Technopoetics, Scientifically Speaking

chapter 2|35 pages

The Poetics of Visualizing Scientific Complexity

Santiago Ortiz

chapter 3|18 pages

Loss Pequeño Glazier’s Quantum Poetics

Algorithmic Poetry and Its Variants

chapter 4|29 pages

A Poetics of Biocybernetic Reproducibility

Eduardo Kac’s Telematic and Transgenic Art

chapter |7 pages

Concluding Thoughts on (New) Media and Mediation

Locating the Latin American in Contemporary Technopoetics

chapter |17 pages


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