Franco "Bifo" Berardi on the Bioeconomy and the Crisis of Cognitive Capitalism

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= transmediale 2011; Panel: Life at Work: Bioeconomy and the Crisis of Cognitive Capitalism 05.02.2011

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"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."


See: Transmediale_2011_Panel_on_the_Bioeconomy_and_the_Crisis_of_Cognitive_Capitalism

  1. Introduction by Matteo Pasquinelli (it),; own lecture via
  2. Panel and open discussion,