Trajectory of Electronic Poetry in Brazil: A Short History

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This paper aims at presenting some examples of a historical trajectory of Electronic Poetry in Brazil in basic three focuses: the milieu in which e-poetry had been developed, the first experiences in 70s and 80s, and the increased development since 1995, when artistic and poetry experiments started being made in WWW.

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"Ouroboros" is a visual poem whose words are surrounded by the connection wire of a computer. It associates words and image of the cyberculture. "Ouroboros" is the metaphor of the ouroboros, a circular symbol of a snake or dragon devouring its tail, standing for infinity or wholeness, which starts to represent the connections of the human beings to the world of the computer science, therefore, an electronic uroboros.

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Luciana Gattass