Geert Lovink on Bifo, Dark Media, and Resistance

Good to see Andrew Culp’s “Dark Deleuze” getting much deserved attention. I regularly refer undergrads who are interested in continental philosophy and humanities to his blog, to take a look at his dissertation…

Deterritorial Investigations

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Geert Lovink recently gave a speech on Franco “Bifo” Berardi’s phd thesis, which is being published by Semiotex(e) sometime next year. In the meantime, Lovink muses on Bifo’s relationship to Deleuze (particularly the “Dark Deleuze” formulated over at AnarchistWithoutContent), the collapse of the counterculture in the face of neoliberalism, the dawning of neuro-capitalism, and the persistence of resistance under a regime of depression and apparent futility. Brought here via Nettime!

Being a decade younger, I heard for the first time from him and
his activities around 1980, when stories about Radio Alice were
spreading throughout Europe. True, the Amsterdam free radio scene,
operating out of the squatters movement of the time, had a multitude
of (local) roots but Radio Alice was certainly one of them. The
Bologna uprising of 1977, in which Bifo played a crucial role,
predated our most tumultuous year, 1980, and was thus a an…

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