Dr Claire Taylor, Senior Lecturer in Hispanic Studies at SOCLAS, is organizing an International Conference on Latin American Cybercultural Studies.

Diego Bonilla, A Space of Time. Reproduced with courtesy of Diego Bonilla

This conference, the first of its kind in the UK, will focus on the growing field of Latin American cyberculture, including literary blogs, digital storytelling, digital poetry, hypertext novels, hypermedia fiction, net.art, and online performance art, amongst others.

The conference will take place on Thursday 19th and Friday 20th May 2011 at the Foresight Centre, Liverpool, and includes speakers from Argentina, Brazil, France, Mexico, Spain, the UK and the US.

In addition to keynote speeches and a variety of specialist panels, the conference will also include an interactive hypermedia storytelling from leading hypermedia artist Diego Bonilla, as well as an e-poetry encuentro virtual in conjunction with the famous E-Poetry Festival, Buffalo.

For more details on the conference, see the conference blog and sign up for our RSS feed at: http://latamcyber.wordpress.com/

The conference organizers would like to thank their sponsors for their contributions to the conference:

Mexican Embassy in the UK Modern Humanities Research Association