[spectre] New podcast: Franco “Bifo” Berardi talks about mass killings in relation to cinema, mental health, neuroplasticity, friendship, irony and, ultimately, hope.
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Tue Nov 3 16:50:49 CET 2015
*New podcast: Franco “Bifo” Berardi talks about mass killings in relation
to cinema, mental health, neuroplasticity, friendship, irony and,
In the book 'Heroes: Mass Murder and Suicide'
<http://www.versobooks.com/books/1746-heroes>, Italian writer and activist
Franco “Bifo” Berardi examines the phenomenon of suicidal mass murders from
a standpoint that combines linguistics, psychology, economics,
entertainment and political analysis. For Berardi, the waves of massacres
in schools, movie theaters and other public spaces provide clues not only
about the perpetrators and their immediate backgrounds, but (especially)
about the social and political conditions that trigger these acts of
extreme aggression and monstrous heroism. The book deconstructs the
killings in order to expose some of the most pressing glitches in the
hypercapitalist machine: the many forms of automatism driving the system, a
workspace dominated by competition which Bifo has previously described as
'fractalized work', a permanent state of fear and psychological war, and
the obscenity of self representation in what Adam Curtis called “The
Century of the Self”.
Heroes in the time of competition
Irony and autonomy, the only way out
Automatism, the new power
Reprogramming the world with friendship
Cinema, an imagination device
Art as a way of reactivating the collective body
More podcasts with Bifo: http://rwm.macba.cat/en/tag-bifo
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