Global Venezuelan. Latinopolitan. Doctor in Education Sciences – Researcher in informal learning, intercultural exchanges and online media.
I'm in love with many areas and I can't choose, so I cross and intercept them. I've researched on new technologies and their role in intercultural sensitivity and gender. I've also written about cultural encounters and explored the world of web literacy and online censorship. I'm also passionately interested in ‘global’ literature and hybrid identities.
My writing work has been published and shared on Global Voices, Public Radio International, IFEX, NACLA and Freemuse, among others.
Latest posts by Laura Vidal from July, 2008
The Dancing Devils of Yare is a traditional expression of culture and religion that takes place 9 weeks after Holy Thursday in the state of Miranda in Venezuela. The ritual dance is performed by dancers in colorful costumes and is a sense of pride for the entire country, as explained by local bloggers.
Venezuelan bloggers pay tribute to Eugenio Montejo, one of the country's greatest poets, who won the national prize of literature and the international prize Octavio Paz. One blogger even recounts meeting Montejo and being introduced to him by his father who said, "son, meet one of the greatest poets of this country, Eugenio Montejo."