Precarious Rhapsody Semocapitalism and the Pathologies of the Post-Alpha Generation

ISBN-10: 1570272077

ISBN-13: 9781570272073

Edition: 2009

Authors: Franco Berardi

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List price: $15.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Autonomedia
Publication date: 9/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 156
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Franco Berardi, aka "Bifo," founder of the famous "Radio Alice" in Bologna and an important figure of the Italian Autonomia Movement, is a writer, media theorist, and media activist. He currently teaches Social History of the Media at the Accademia di Brera, Milan.

The end of modern politics
When the future began
The social conflict and political framework
From ironic messages to hyperbolic messages
Don't worry about your future, you don't have one
The nightmare after the end of the dream
The year of premonition
The psychic collapse of the economy
The infosphere and the social mind
Panic war and semio-capital
The warrior the merchant the sage
The movement against the privatization of knowledge
From intellectuals to cognitarians
From the organic intellectual to the general intellect
The cognitariat and recombination
The cognitariat against capitalist cyber-time
The autonomy of science from power
Intellectuals, cognitarians and social composition
What is the meaning of autonomy today?
The alliance of cognitive labor and recombinant capital
Fractalization, despair and suicide
Frail psychosphere
Connective mutation
Acceleration, language, identity
Cyber-time, eroticism, desensitization
The obsession with identity
Ethics, sensitivity, sensibility
Dark desire
Discomfort and repression
Structure and desire
The domain of semio-capital
Pathologies of expressivity
Semiotics of schizophrenia
Interpretation and overload
Depression epidemics
The panic-depressive cycle
Sense depression truth
The social context of the depression epidemics
The inversion of the future
(t)error and poetry
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