Diana McCarty interviews Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi on Radio Alice, social movements and media. Along with a few tips on how to enjoy the Club Transmediale Festival. Berardi is participating in the
Life at Work: Bioeconomy and the Crisis of Cognitive Capitalism conference on Saturday 05.02.2011 at 17:00 at the House of World Cultures during the Transmediale Festival.
‘Biopolitics is a modelling of the biological body and of the social body.’Franco Berardi
Franco Berardi Bifo is a contemporary writer, media-theorist and media-activist. He founded the magazine A/traverso (1975-1981) and was part of the staff of Radio Alice, the first free pirate radio station in Italy (1976-1978). Like others Involved in the political movement of Autonomia in Italy during the 1970’s, he fled to Paris, where he worked with Felix Guattari in the field of schizoanalysis. During the 1980’s he contributed to the magazines Semiotexte (New York), Chimerees (Paris), Metropoli (Rome) and Musica 80 (Milan). In the 1990’s he published Mutazione e Ciberpunk (Genoa, 1993), Cibernauti (Rome, 1994), and Felix (Rome, 2001). He is currently collaborating on the magazine Derive Approdi as well as teaching social history of communication at the Accademia di belle Arti in Milan. He is the co-founder of the e-zine rekombinant.org and the telestreet phenomenon.