Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi’s description of the ‘social brain’ in the era of semio-capital is profoundly melancholic. When we speak regarding the social brain are we implying that brains exist without bodies, and also that some brains are stuck in pre-technologised circuits? Who or what does the social mind think for, as well as what does it produce?
Nina Power instructs Philosophy at the University of Roehampton and Critical Writing in Art & Design at the Royal College of Art. She is the co-editor (with Alberto Toscano) of Alain Badiou’s On Beckett (2003) and Political Writings (upcoming), as well as author of many write-ups, evaluations and interventions on political subjectivity, Marxist thought, crucial theory and also feminism. Her One-Dimensional Woman (2009) has been translated into French, Turkish, Italian and also german.