Berlin, 5 Feb. Life at Work: Bioeconomy and the Crisis of Cognitive Capitalism

February 5th, 2011

On the 5th of February Transmediale festival 2011 will host a keynote conversation on bioeconomy with Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi and Maurizio Lazzarato introduced by Matteo Pasquinelli.

Keynote-conversation
LIFE AT WORK – Bioeconomy and the Crisis of Cognitive Capitalism

More than just ‘collective intelligence’ and our brain skills, digital economy is absorbing today the whole of our social relations and monetizing the very physical desire of communication. Moreover the crisis of so-called cognitive capitalism within the intellectual property regime as well as educational institutions across Europe is revealing new forms of exploitation and new social tensions. After discussing the paradigms of knowledge economy and immaterial labour, political debate is facing today a ‘biopolitical turn’ in order to frame the new vectors of economic production. In this keynote conversation the philosophers Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi and Maurizio Lazzarato, investigate the new dimension of bioeconomy, that is the economy of life in the realm of digital networks.

Date and time: 05 February 2011, 17:00-19:00 hr
Location: Auditorium, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin.
See the whole program here: www.transmediale.de. All the events will be streamed online.

Participants: Maurizio Lazzarato (it), Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi (it)
Moderation: Matteo Pasquinelli (it)

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