«The financial Black Hole is swiftly dissipating the legacy of industrial labor and of the very structures of Modern civilization. Precariousness is spreading in the labor market, and in the very foundations of language, affection and perception of time.
A fissure is running in the ground, and we are trying to escape it. It is like a tectonic fault in the texture of our expectations, a deep cut in our imagination of the future.
The Modern art of politics, the rational prediction and the voluntary act of government is deprived of potency and effectiveness. For the time coming after the future we have to learn how to ride on the dynamics of an irreversible disaster.»
Franco Berardi Bifo is a writer, media-theorist and media-activist. Among others he was involved in Potere Operaio and the political movement of Autonomia in Italy. He also worked with Félix Guattari in the field of schizoanalysis. Selected publications: «Poetry and Finance» (2012), «After the Future» (2011), «The Soul at Work» (2010), «Felix» (2001), «Cibernauti» (1994), «Mutazione e Cyberpunk» (1993), contributions to Semiotext(e), Chimères, Metropoli, Musica 80 and e-flux Journal. Education projects include: Coordinator at SCEPSI, Ashkal Alwan in Beirut, PEI-Macba in Barcelona, Accademia di Brera in Milano, and social centers and universities worldwide.