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 latest capitalism. experience the depression of the rebellion, take pleasure in this magnificent ‘labor of the negative!’” —Geert Lovink, Dutch/Australian web critic

“In this extraordinary 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 approach. 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 concept 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 lines the genesis of future-oriented notion throughout the punk stream of the early ’70s and into the media revolution of the ’90s. Cyberculture, the final really utopian imaginative and prescient of the long run, has led to a conflict, and left at the back of an ever-growing procedure of digital lifestyles and real demise, of digital wisdom and real war.

The destiny, Bifo argues, has failed us. Our accountability now could be to come to 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 adolescence flow of Bologna within the overdue Seventies, Bifo is the writer of a number of works of thought, together with The Soul at Work, Precarious Rhapsody, and “The Post-Futurist Manifesto.”

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