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Digital Culture Panel at SLAS: Countdown…

Latamcyber is gearing up for our forthcoming panel on Latin American Digital Culture at the 50th Anniversary Conference of the Society for Latin American Studies this Friday 4 April 2014. The panel brings together an international array of experts on topics such as local expression and new media technologies, the representation of locality online, digital video, mobile media, the role of social media in urban protest movements, and the creation of local content.

First up are Jason Gainous and Tricia Gray of the University of Louisville, along with Kevin Wagner of Florida Atlantic University, who will be speaking on the topic of ‘Controlling the flow of information: social media effects on citizen attitudes about Democracy in latin America’. Our own Tori Holmes (Queen’s University Belfast) will then follow, with her paper on ‘An interdisciplinary approach to webdocumentary in Brazil: at the nexus between digital culture and urban change’. Teresa Bean of the University of Leeds then takes the stage to talk about ‘Digital culture as a response to violence and an instrument of social transformation: the case of Medellín, Colombia’.

Héctor Perea of the UNAM then follows, with his talk on ‘Palimpsesto de México: crónica multimedia sobre la ciudad’, after whom latamcyber’s Claire Taylor (University of Liverpool) will then be talking on ‘Offline place and online space: the tactics of re-territorialization in Latin(o) American cultural production’. Rounding off the afternoon, Lisa Blackmore of the University of Leeds gives her paper on ‘Promiscuous images: censorship and collective authorship in the work of Érika Ordosgoitti’

For further information about the panel, including abstracts, see the panel page on the SLAS conference website:


A full timetable for all panels at the conference is available at:


Latamcyber looks forward to seeing you at the conference, and sharing our thoughts and research on all things digital!



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