‘The end of prophecy’. Keynote address by Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi at the 2nd International Multidisciplinary Conference on Baudrillard Studies held in the United Kingdom at Oxford Brookes University (5-7 September, 2018). Conference organized by Francesco Proto (Oxford Brookes university) and Richard G. Smith (Swansea University). Session Chair: Gary Genosko (University of Ontario). Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi is an Italian critic and media activist. Friend of Jean Baudrillard. One of the founders of the notorious Radio Alice, a pirate radio station that became the voice of the autonomous youth movement of Bologna in the late 1970s, Bifo is the author of multiple works of theory, including The Soul at Work, Félix Guattari, and Precarious Rhapsody. Bifo has recently written about Jean Baudrillard’s work, he considers Baudrillard to be one of the most important philosophers of the second half of the twentieth century.
Foreground: Hubert Tonka (left) and Marine Baudrillard (middle)
Panel (left to right): Nicolas Poirier; Marc Guillaume; François L’Yvonnet; Pierre-Ulysee Barranque; Emmanuelle Fantin; Albert Dichy
* « Mourir n’est rien, il faut savoir disparaître. Mourir relève du hasard biologique, et ce n’est pas une affaire. Disparaître relève d’une plus haute nécessité. Il ne faut pas laisser à la biologie la maîtrise de sa disparition. Disparaître, c’est passer dans un état énigmatique qui n’est ni la vie ni la mort… »
I have now updated the official ‘Applied Baudrillard’ conference website with a lot more information for delegates. The Call For Papers remains Open until June 21st. See here: https://sites.google.com/brookes.ac.uk/applied-baudrillard/call-for-papers?authuser=0
Both registration payment options include the cost of the main conference dinner (including some wine/soft drinks) at New College (Oxford University) on Thursday evening, and the all-day refreshments over the three days of the conference (i.e. the drinks and biscuits in the session breaks (not Breakfast and Lunch).
Please email BOTH Francesco Proto (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Richard G Smith (email@example.com) if you have: (1) any special mobility/access requirements we need to know about; AND (2) any special dietary requirement information (e.g. Vegetarian, Vegan, No Nuts, Gluten Free, No Wheat, No Dairy/Lactose, Other) we need to pass onto New College and the conference caterers.