By Franco “Bifo” Berardi
“Bifo is a grasp of worldwide activism within the age of melancholy. His project is knowing actual current capitalism. experience the melancholy of the insurrection, take pleasure in this really good ‘labor of the negative!’” —Geert Lovink, Dutch/Australian internet critic
“In this awesome booklet the concept 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 approach. From Futurism to post-futurism, Bifo takes us on a trip via and past the century that depended on within the future.” —Christian Marazzi, writer of The Violence of economic Capitalism
The century-long obsession with the idea that of the longer term has, finally, 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 suggestion throughout the punk move 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 led to a conflict, and left at the back of an ever-growing method of digital existence and real loss of life, of digital wisdom and real war.
The destiny, Bifo argues, has failed us. Our accountability now could be to choose 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 self sustaining formative years move of Bologna within the overdue Nineteen 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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After the Future by Franco “Bifo” Berardi