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Geert Lovink on Bifo, Dark Media, and Resistance

Geert Lovink recently gave a speech on Franco “Bifo” Berardi’s phd thesis, which is being published by Semiotex(e) sometime next year. In the meantime, Lovink muses on Bifo’s relationship to Deleuze (particularly the “Dark Deleuze” formulated over at AnarchistWithoutContent), the … Continue reading

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Art Under Capital (Part II): Aesthetics Beyond Capital

At the same seminar where Antonio Negri laid out his historical materialist analysis of art and its relationship to the capitalist modes of production, fellow Autonomist Bifo took to the podium with a very different take on the matters. Art, … Continue reading

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Autonomia: Broadcasting Beyond the Code

Drawing on Baudrillard, Berardi maintains that A/Traverso, Radio Alice, and other creative groups of Autonomia deployed a strategy of symbolic disorder – a strategy that the French philosopher has described as a Pataphysical science of “imaginary solutions” characterized by the … Continue reading

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Crisis and Cure: Three Quotes

Economic Crisis Felix Guattari taught me to see social processes as productions of the unconscious and to see the unconscious as the laboratory in which the scenarios of social action are produced. There is no need to think of power … Continue reading

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The Refusal of Work

I’ve been reading a lot of Bifo and Marazzi lately. I came to Autonomism the way I imagine a lot of people have: drifting through Hardt and Negri’s more contemporary writings and the French post-structuralist works of the 1970s, then … Continue reading

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Acceleration Now (or how we can stop fearing and learn to love chaos)

The story goes like this: Earth is captured by a technocapital singularity as renaissance rationalitization and oceanic navigation lock into commoditization take-off. Logistically accelerating techno-economic interactivity crumbles social order in auto-sophisticating machine runaway. As markets learn to manufacture intelligence, politics … Continue reading

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