lop1912 on 28 Jul 2000 05:41:18 -0000

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<nettime> rekombinant CONFERENCE bOLOGNA


Everybody knows that the Internet represents a dramatic innovation in the
production and communication.  But generally one thinks that it is only a
new tool able to make old things.  The Internet is a tool of
communication, this is sure. But we are interested in it mostly because it
is the new shape of the public Sphere.  Digital simulation and cognitive
work are producing the substance itself of the social action: economic
exchange, daily life, political decision, and the social body itself. 

We are going to organise a public meeting in Bologna, in September 14th,
in the eve of S26Prague.  Its aim will be to analise the relationship
between the cognitive work in the Net, and the dissolution of the old
forms of politics, namely the Left. 

This meeting is intended to focus the deterioration of the political
italian situation, and the coming victory of the rightist parties led by
Berlusconi the media moghul backed by former fascists. 

But the meeting is also intended to propose a new political horizon to the
people who have been deceived by the inconsistency of the government of
Center-Left.  I mean the horizon of the Global Movement against the
capitalist globalisation, which is growing in the social awareness, since
Seattle N30. 

If we want to make possible a shift in the social consciousness, we have
to bring in the activist debate a rekombinant style, a style that is
coming from bio-science, infotechnology. 

This is the theoretical and the political framework of the REKOMBINANT
conference, Bologna, Italy, September 14th. 

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