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Berardi's "Precarious Rhapsody"

Berardi's "Precarious Rhapsody"

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Precarious Rhapsody
Semiocapitalism and the pathologies of the post-alpha generation
Franco “Bifo” Berardi
 Precarious RhapsodySemiocapitalism and the pathologies of the post-alpha generation
Franco “Bifo” BeardiISBN 978-1-57027-207-3Edited by Erik Empson & Stevphen ShukaitisTranslated by Arianna Bove, Erik Empson, Michael Goddard,Giusppina Mecchia, Antonella Schintu, and Steve WrightBifo extends special thanks to Arianna, Erik and Stevphen for making this publication possible. Thanks to the 1750 subscribers of the netzine(www.rekombinant.org) who have been reading my postings during thelast eight years, and have helped in creating a large deterritorialized com-munity of free thinkers.Minor CompositionsLondon 2009Distributed by AutonomediaPO Box 568 Williamsburgh StationBrooklyn, New York 11211-0568 USA www.minorcompositions.infoinfo@minorcompositions.info
 Table of Contents
00. Bifurcations7
The end of modern politics
01. When the future began14
The social conflict and political framework • From ironic messages tohyperbolic messages • Don’t worry about your future, you don’t haveone • The nightmare after the end of the dream • The year of  premonition
02. Info-labor/precarization30
Schizo-economy • The psychic collapse of the economy • The info-sphere and the social mind • Panic war and semio-capital • Splatterkap-italismus
03. The warrior the merchant the sage56
The movement against the privatization of knowledge • From intellec- tuals to cognitarians • From the organic intellectual to the general intel-lect • The cognitariat and recombination • The cognitariat againstcapitalist cyber-time • The autonomy of science from power • Intellec- tuals, cognitarians and social composition

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