Lecture: Sensibility and Semiocapital, Franco Berardi “Bifo”

Digital Aesthetics Research Centre and Italian Studies, Dept. of Aesthetics and Communication, Aarhus University, invite you to the Lecture:

Sensibility and Semiocapital
Franco Berardi “Bifo”

Peter Bøgh Andersen Auditoriet, Nygaard, Aarhus University.

Abstract: Disease of civilization from Freud to the present: from Freudian repression to the explosion of the Infosphere. Effects of the information overload on the Psychosphere.
Sensibility and psychopathology.
Effects of acceleration on the individual and collective psychosphere.
Power: complexity, acceleration and techno-linguistic automatisms.
Financial violence and precarious infosphere.
Art literature and subjectivation: from a phenomenology of contemporary suffering of the precarious mind to the creation of a social mantra. Insurrection and sensibility in Europe.
Knowledge against financial capitalism.

Biography: Franco Berardi “Bifo” is a writer, media theorist and media-activist.
Founder of the magazine A/traverso (1975-1981), he took part in the staff of Radio Alice, the first free radio station in Italy (1976/1978). He was involved in the political movement of autonomia in Italy during the 1970s. He worked with Felix Guattari, in the field of schizoanalysis.
During the 1980s he contributed to the magazine Semiotexte (New York), Chimeres (Paris), Metropoli (Rome) and Musica 80 (Milano).
In the 1990s he published Mutazione e ciberpunk, (Genova, 1993), Cibernauti (Roma, 1994), Felix (2001), and he worked in the field of cyberculture and TV broadcasting.
He is one of the founders of the network Telestreet, and co-author of the book: Telestreet Macchina immaginativa non omologata.
Teaches Social history of the media in the Accademia di Brera, in Milano.
Co-founder of the rekombinant.org e-zine.
He is currently working on a book on Sensibility in the age of connectivity.

Respondent: Olga Goriunova, Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Applied Social Sciences, London Metropolitan University, UK.

Hosted by Tatiana Bazzichelli, Aarhus University.

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