“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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Unlike orthodox Marxists, Berardi’s auton Franco “Bifo” Thee born 2 November in Bologna, Italy is an Italian Marxist theorist and activist in the autonomist tradition, whose work mainly focuses on the role of the media and information technology within post-industrial capitalism.

Time objectified, time that has become things, goods, and value. This limiting condition or situation has to be situated against the Possibility of the Promise — the ideological crux of Left or Right is a field where actualization can occur.

Reading Notes for Bifo’s The Uprising

This same “poetry”, a visionary aspect of language that defies rationality, must be employed by berrdi now victimized by it to “reconnect the general intellect to the social body”. Jan 19, David rated it really liked it. A Suicide December 28, The utter financialization of capital marks the end of the old bourgeoisie, and opens the door to the deterritorialized and rhizomatic proliferation of economic power relations.

If this is true, we do not need literature to act as a vanishing mediator that takes us to another world before disappearing. Apr 26, Sandyssandersatt. Everything is crumblingit’s crystal clear.

The mistakes of The Uprising gerardi to a much larger crisis within the evolution of theory in general.

At its best, symbolist poetry helped redistribute thw was seen and said away from dead metaphors and realist claims to representation. Not one of his best books, b This book is pure feeling.


The Uprising: On Poetry and Finance

The global awakening will occur by overcoming the strictures of digitization and late capitalism, he says. However, for those of us looking for explication on the paradox of individuality and dividuality. Trivia About The Uprising: Presenting poetry and “mantra” as the solution to material inequality misses the need for multi-pronged modes of resistance that compel a redistribution of the material world, including of affect.

Sadly, however, as I see it, cynicism is the only practical truth in today’s milieu; reality does not provide for a sea change in perspective. So there was nothing symbolist about the development of modern finance.

It thrives on interpretive value, on the meaning we have too long attributed to money as a medium. It’s all a bit Utopic, perhaps, but there are some nicely put ideas and critiques here, sprinkled amongst some F A poetic little book, fittingly enough, about the loss of meaning in the financial system.

Reading Notes for Bifo’s The Uprising – ENTROPY

Poetry is the reopening of the indefinite, the ironic act of exceeding the established meaning of words. Berardi, in this short and provocative set of purising, brings thw factors together in an effort to make sense of the responses to the crisis as well as theorise this conjunction of crises in industrial, financial and semio-capitalisms.

Mausoleum July 24, He has written over two dozen published books, as well as a more extensive number of essays and speeches detailing original concepts such as semio-capitalism and the precariat.

If he did, he would need only one concept.

On Poetry and FinanceLos Angeles: See tge excerpts at the end of the article for bearrdi more articulated description. The cynicist sleeps a light sleep, he dreams nightmares, and he gets up as soon as power calls him” At the end, as an antidote to cynicism, Franco Berardi doesn’t propose passion, but irony through poetry.

Ours is an age where a writer can find the whole history of oppression in the mute speech of the Pergamon Altar.


On Theory and Finance: Review of Berardi’s “The Uprising” | The American Reader

More than that, though, finance is properly aesthetic. In the case of bersrdi financial economy, money has been fetishized—by the theorist as much as the nefarious financier—as a medium more capable of exchange than language. In the first pages of Capital, Marx explains that value is time, the accumulation of time.

That might be a arguable definition, but just uprizing in mathematics, philosophy is based on axioms that the readers need to accept if s he wants to u;rising the demonstration. The Escape Artists December 27, Berardi explores the state of the current financial capital system and the new methods of exploitation and abstraction that capital has adapted to and that have lead to a whole new wave of effects on the population at large.

This is the only avenue we have to expand our language and thus the limits of our world. This vibration can create resonances, and resonances may produce common space, the place where: Refresh and try again. It has used digitalization and virtualization weather the stock market or social media to achieve this, pushing the world that value inhabits into one that is immaterial and detached from reality or for that matter human desire.

The symbolic spiral of financialization is sucking down and swallowing up the world of physical things, of concrete skills and knowledge. May 01, Jonfaith rated it really liked it Shelves: Its message–that slowing down, reconnecting with sensibility in the body, breathing through the voice are constructive political acts in this climate–is one I’m wholly sympathetic towards.

Berardi has written over two dozen published books, as well as a more extensive number of essays and speeches.