After the Future by Franco “Bifo” Berardi

By Franco “Bifo” Berardi

“Bifo is a grasp of worldwide activism within the age of melancholy. His project is knowing actual current capitalism. feel the depression of the insurrection, take pleasure in this extraordinary ‘labor of the negative!’” —Geert Lovink, Dutch/Australian web critic

“In this miraculous ebook the idea that of destiny, which supported the trendy historical past of tradition, politics, and economic climate, is revised, reverted, cancelled and at last revived in a unconditionally unforeseen method. From Futurism to post-futurism, Bifo takes us on a trip via and past the century that relied on within the future.” —Christian Marazzi, writer of The Violence of monetary Capitalism

The century-long obsession with the idea that of the long run has, eventually, come to an finish. starting with F. T. Marinetti's “Futurist Manifesto” and the global race towards a brand new and hugely mechanized society that outlined the “Century of Progress,” Italian media activist Franco “Bifo” Berardi strains the genesis of future-oriented proposal in the course of the punk circulation of the early ’70s and into the media revolution of the ’90s. Cyberculture, the final really utopian imaginative and prescient of the longer term, has resulted in a conflict, and left at the back of an ever-growing procedure of digital existence and genuine demise, of digital wisdom and real war.

The destiny, Bifo argues, has failed us. Our accountability now could be to make a decision what comes next.

Franco “Bifo” Berardi is an Italian critic and media activist. one of many founders of the infamous Radio Alice, a pirate radio station that turned the voice of the self reliant early life flow of Bologna within the past due Seventies, Bifo is the writer of a number of works of conception, together with The Soul at Work, Precarious Rhapsody, and “The Post-Futurist Manifesto.”

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“Bifo is a grasp of world activism within the age of melancholy. His venture is knowing genuine present capitalism. feel the depression of the rebellion, take pleasure in this wonderful ‘labor of the unfavourable! ’” —Geert Lovink, Dutch/Australian internet critic

“In this astounding e-book the idea that of destiny, which supported the trendy background of tradition, politics, and financial system, is revised, reverted, cancelled and eventually revived in a unconditionally unforeseen means. From Futurism to post-futurism, Bifo takes us on a trip via and past the century that relied on sooner or later. ” —Christian Marazzi, writer of The Violence of monetary Capitalism

The century-long obsession with the idea that of the longer term has, ultimately, come to an finish. starting with F. T. Marinetti's “Futurist Manifesto” and the global race towards a brand new and hugely mechanized society that outlined the “Century of Progress,” Italian media activist Franco “Bifo” Berardi lines the genesis of future-oriented suggestion throughout the punk circulate of the early ’70s and into the media revolution of the ’90s. Cyberculture, the final actually utopian imaginative and prescient of the long run, has resulted in a conflict, and left at the back of an ever-growing approach of digital lifestyles and real dying, of digital wisdom and genuine war.

The destiny, Bifo argues, has failed us. Our accountability now could be to make your mind up what comes next.

Franco “Bifo” Berardi is an Italian critic and media activist. one of many founders of the infamous Radio Alice, a pirate radio station that grew to become the voice of the independent adolescence circulate of Bologna within the past due Nineteen Seventies, Bifo is the writer of a number of works of concept, together with The Soul at paintings, Precarious Rhapsody, and “The Post-Futurist Manifesto. ”

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Conclusion In this chapter I have argued that Nitzan and Bichler’s innovative and convincing theory of capital as a mode of power can be enriched and emboldened by further historical investigations into the emergence and universalization of capital as power. My contribution has been to highlight how the rise of capitalization and transformations in global social reproduction coincided with the mass exploitation of fossil fuels. Since non-renewable fossil fuels undergirded the transition to capital as a mode of power we can hypothesize that this mode of power, like the age of carbon energy, is exceptional and historically transitory.

Pdf (accessed August 11, 2011). The calculation was arrived at by taking the $US95 trillion outstanding government corporate and financial bonds figure and subtracting the $40 trillion in global public debt. pdf (accessed November 2, 2011). htm (accessed November 2, 2011). 17 What this means is that the actual level of equity market capitalization is larger given that only 52 regulated exchanges belong to the World Federation of Exchanges.

Unlike Marxists, Nitzan and Bichler do not use this concept to justify their advocacy of systemic economic transformation – and the concept hardly figures as central in their work. Without the concept of exploitation, how might the approach of capital as power provide a convincing argument for a radical praxis and critique of capitalism? Does it offer a more The provocations of capital as power 15 radical critique of capital than its Marxist challengers? Debateable answers to these questions are followed by a third line of interrogation that puts the spotlight on International Political Economy (IPE) and the gaping hole at its centre: the lack of a rigorous and convincing analytical definition of ‘capital’ and what exactly gets accumulated.

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