This volume explores one of the central issues that has been debated in internet studies in recent years: locality, and the extent to which cultural production online can be embedded in a specific place. The particular focus of the book is on the practices of net artists in Latin America, and how their work interrogates some of the central place-based concerns of Latin(o) American identity through their on- and offline cultural practice.

Six particular works by artists of different countries in Latin America and within Latina/o communities in the US are studied in detail, with one each from Uruguay, Chile, Argentina, Colombia, the US-Mexico border, and the US. Each chapter explores how each artist represents place in their works, and, in particular how traditional place-based affiliations, or notions of territorial identity, end up reproduced, re-affirmed, or even transformed online. At the same time, the book explores how these net.artists make use of new media technologies to express alternative viewpoints about the locations they represent, and use the internet as a space for the recuperation of cultural memory.

chapter 1|17 pages

Re-articulating Place

The Resistant Use of Technologies and the Tactics of Re-territorialization in Latin(o) American Net Art

chapter 2|27 pages

Memoria Histórica de la Alameda

The Mapping Out of Memory Battles in Chile

chapter 4|26 pages

Remapping Montevideo

Affective Cartographies and Post-Digital Remixes in Brian Mackern's 34s56w.org

chapter 5|25 pages

Questioning Democracy and Re-encoding the Map of Colombia

Martha Patricia Niño's Demo Scape V 0.5

chapter 6|24 pages

Monopolies and Maquiladoras

The Resistant Re-encoding of Gaming in Coco Fusco and Ricardo Domínguez's Turista Fronterizo

chapter 8|6 pages

Struggles over Place

Latin(o) American Net Art as Resistant Praxis