Date/Time: 08/09/2009 12:00 am
Franco Berardi (Bifo) to lecture at Eugene Lang College, The New School, on:
Recomposition, Subjectivation, Recombination
Tuesday, September 8th, at 6:00 p.m.
Wollman Hall, 65 West 11th Street
Franco Berardi Bifo is a contemporary writer, media-theorist and media-activist. Founder of the magazine A/traverso (1975-1981), he was part of the staff of Radio Alice, the first free pirate radio station in Italy (1976-1978). Like other intellectuals involved in the political movement of Autonomia in Italy during the 1970’s, he fled to Paris, where he worked with Felix Guattari in the field of schizoanalysis. He has been a contributor to several magazines and newspapers, and author of Mutazione e Ciberpunk (Genoa, 1993), Cibernauti (Rome, 1994), Felix (Rome, 2001, London 2009) and Generacion Postalfa (Buenos Aires 2007). His new book Soul@Work, published by Semiotext(e) will be in bookstores at the end of the year 2009. He is teaching social history of communication at the Academy of Fine Arts in Milan, and is the co-founder of the e-zine rekombinant.org and of the telestreet network. His talk focuses on the concept of recomposition, drawing on the work of Deleuze and Guattari to examine how social production and communication are related to capitalism.