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2010-11-02
WHAT KIND OF CREATIVITY WILL SET US FREE?

General Motors assembly line, 1920s

Readings for Artworkers is a series of seminars at the Free/Slow University of Warsaw. At the forthcoming seminar we will examine the concept of creativity and investigate its political potential, thus continuing our reflection on the transition from the creativity of production to the production of creativity, or in other words, from the hegemony of working masses to “cognitive capitalism”.

Are we under the rule of an entirely new law of value? Are art and science indeed new models of production in the very core of contemporary capitalism? Have we already made the transition from the production of commodities to the direct production of life? Theorists of cognitive capitalism give a positive answer to these questions. It is not subjugated living labour that constitutes the support of global economy – it is creativity. Just one more effort will suffice to set it free from the fetters imposed by the Empire and jump through to the kingdom of liberty.

HOST
Michał Kozłowski

SUGGESTED READINGS
Moulier Boutang, "Cognitive Capitalism and Entrepreneurship": LINK
Matteo Pasquinelli, "Radical machines against the techno-empire, From utopia to network": LINK

SECONDARY READINGS
Franco Berardi, "What is the Meaning of Autonomy Today? Subjectivation, Social Composition, Refusal of Work": LINK
Stevphen Shukaitis, "Autonomy & Self-Organization in the Revolutions of Everyday Life": LINK