are messages from a traveler.
I have been writing these texts during the last ten years, flying from
London to Mazunte, from Beirut to Barcelona. I’ve been trying
to map the becoming of the world in the age of capitalist agony, that
so far seems to be the agony of the world itself, of the human race
Trying to run at the speed of the frantic dynamic of the apocalypse.
Hypocalipse maybe. Revelation from below.
What invention will be able to call humans out of the abyss? Who will
be able to gather thoughts and emotions and solidarity?
Since long I had the premonition of the collapse that now is well perceived
by everyone who has eyes to see, ears to hear, and brains for understanding.
I wrote in many ways: curses, proclamations, narrations, legends, metaphors,
Impossible any order except a chronological succession.
Franco Berardi Bifo is a philosopher, cultural theorist and political
and media activist. Berardi was a key figure in Italy's first free radio
station (Radio Alice) and the magazine A/traverso which he founded in
1975. Like many others involved with the Autonomia movement in Italy
in the 1970s, Berardi fled to Paris, where he worked with Felix Guattari
in the field of schizoanalysis. During the 1980s he contributed to Semiotexte
(NY), Chimeree (Paris), Metropoli (Rome) and Musica 80 (Milan). In the
1990s he published Mutazione e Cyberpunk (Genoa, 1993), and more recently:
Felix (London, 2008) The Soul at Work (Semiotexte, 2010) After the Future
(AK Press, 2011).