Vermont Humanities

This is (not) a CAPTCHA Poem@: On Language, Algorithm and Representation in the Time of Pandemic

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Mar y virus/Virus and the Sea is a multimodal electronic project that directly responds to the impact of Covid-19 on society and the environment. Poet Tina Escaja shares some of the texts from the project, such as the Poem@ CAPTCHA, which can serve as a test of what subtly makes us human.

About the Presenter

Tina Escaja sits with green hair and a dark colored sweater in an office in front of books

TINA ESCAJA is a writer, digital artist and Distinguished Professor of Spanish and Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Vermont. As a literary critic, she has published extensively on gender and contemporary Latin American and Spanish poetry and technology. Considered a pioneer in Electronic Literature in Spanish, Escaja’s creative work transcends the traditional book format, leaping into digital art, robotics, augmented reality and multimedia projects exhibited in museums and galleries internationally.

Escaja’s poems, fiction and digital work have appeared in numerous collections and have been translated to a dozen languages. She is Full member of the American Academy of the Spanish Language (ANLE) and Corresponding Member of the Spanish Royal Academy (RAE). Some of her digital and literary works can be experienced at www.tinaescaja.com

 

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