“The Uprising” is an Autonomist manifesto for today’s precarious times, and a rallying cry in the face of the catastrophic and irreversible crisis that neoliberalism . Franco “Bifo” Berardi’s newly translated book The Uprising: On Poetry and Finance is light on two things: poetry and finance. What Berardi gives the reader . We posted the audio not too long ago from a Franco “Bifo” Berardi talk at Pratt Institute on his book The Uprising: Poetry and Finance.
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Great theory about perceptions of time and how attempted acceleration of mental labor affects attention-span and wellbeing. The result is a loss of truth-value; where we once had to rely on the material world, we now live in an automated world, alienated from matter and the body.
On poetry and finance, and delivers the only concrete solution for resistance and change that I could extract from all my marxist readings so far.
# PHILOSOPHY /// SemioWar: Poetry vs. Finance in Franco Berardi’s book The Uprising
Semio-capitalism is a portable concept; it is easy to pack and travels light. The way out of this prison can only be found through an act of language.
This connection used to exist and made life a navigable, sane enterprise. But this isn’t serious, tye more of a polemic, and filled with a lot of laughably over-stated statements, like economics isn’t a science because it’s only interested in debt and GDP.
Upriskng Zehner Brett Zehner studied geography in the midwest where he was an activist and researcher in communities affected by gentrification. Jun 17, Brad rated it really liked it. The new form of life will be the social and instinctual body of the general intellect, the social and instinctual body that the general intellect is deprived of inside the present conditions of financial dictatorship.
Poetry can only build a community if it is exchanged, and exchangeability lies at the very etymological root of the word uprisngof letters shared among friends. Who was such a regulator in the time of the symbolist poet? The uprising will frequently give way to phenomena of psychopathic violence. This is why financial regulators are trying, and failing, to put limits on the number of positions speculators can take on commodities.
Berardi sees this assault as a next level of alienation in capitalism, if in the industrial period physical work was the one alienated, cognitive work has now become the focal point of exploitation and alienation and it is cognitive work that is degraded and made precarious this time round. Berardi identifies a timeline for the transition of the global first world from productive capitalist to gaming neoliberal, stating in with the Punk movement as signifying “there is no ebrardi.
Basal Ganglia by Matthew Revert March 31, That is the condition for poetry to win the semiowar. This is no longer the case today, in the sphere of semio-capital. But if you haven’t read that article, you’re not going in with that expectation, I had the lucky chance of getting hold of a draft th this a few months ago Apr 26, Sandyssandersatt. To distinguish indexicality from referentiality, we might use the example of a photograph.
In the world of financial capitalism, accumulation no longer passes through the production of good, but goes straight to its monetary goal, extracting value from the pure circulation of money, from the virtualization of life and intelligence. What is important in the determination of value is the average time that is needed to produce a certain good.
Nov 12, Matt rated it liked it.
In other sections, he rehearses the economic crisis in ways I’ve seen before– nothing new, but nothing against him– he just seems a little dated is all. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
The mistakes of The Uprising speak to a much larger crisis within the evolution of theory in general. See the excerpts at the end of the article for a more articulated description. The actual practice of contemporary poetry is hardly addressed, however, except in its well-versed received canon.
Although it is effective in revealing the truth of our connections, it is doomed to fail by nature of it’s limitations, yes, it shows the absurdity of the world but it stops there and is devoid of any redeeming qualities.
Reading Notes for Bifo’s The Uprising
Tbe is also a musician and has performed with a number of bands ranging from garage, noise and found sound. Jan 08, Senia rated it it was amazing. Poetry is the reopening of the indefinite, the ironic act of exceeding the established meaning of words.
More a sermon than an argument, really, but I’m not complaining.
Reading Notes for Bifo’s The Uprising – ENTROPY
Backpacking, Point Reyes, Driving May 27, This same “poetry”, a visionary aspect of language that defies rationality, must be employed by those uprislng victimized by it to “reconnect the general intellect to the social body”.
His solution, exploring the works of Deleuze, Guatarri and Baudrillard, is that of poetry, he sees poetry as the dimension of non-exchangability and infinity, that addresses our upprising and creates a sense of autonomy and self-governance.
It’s a beautiful thought. Berardi is a Marxist but does not call for the revolutions of the past. This is a tidy metaphor, but more on that later. But it is true not much there is on economy or poetry, quite simplistic narrative. The coming years will inevitably see new s “The Uprising” is an Autonomist manifesto for today’s precarious times, and a rallying cry in the face of the catastrophic and irreversible crisis that neoliberalism and the financial sphere have established over the globe.
As the world becomes more and more entangled in the mesh of financial capital or of what David Harvey calls the ”state-financial nexus” created by the aggressive and relentless assault of neo-liberalism through deregulation, privatization and debt we see a new wave of phenomena affecting people and shaping their lives. This vibration can create resonances, and resonances may produce common space, the place where: Berardi, in this short and provocative set of essays, berwrdi these factors together in an effort to make sense of the responses to the crisis as well gerardi theorise this conjunction of crises in industrial, financial and semio-capitalisms.
Blood Eagle by Adam Crittenden Jprising 1, Beradri sure how I feel about reading more Bifo right away. There was more on his thesis from upirsing previous texts “The Soul at Work” and “After the Future” but also a slightly more optimistic outlook towards an activism of poetry.
Perhaps it was bourgeois morality or the real and violent government censor? Ultimate is the Spirit of Generosity December 31,