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  • Outline of a Subversive TechnopoeticFor a Libertarian Pedartgogy
  • Francesco Monico

The thesis explores the relationships between knowledge and knowing in contemporary 21st-century information society, using the foundation of the Faculty of Media Design & New Media Art at the Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti in Milano as a research apparatus. This Faculty was established between 2003 and 2012 in Milano, Italy. The research was guided by the hypothesis that technics have tertiarized memory and that knowledge is always founded on an ontological pessimism and a perpetual process of the generation of meaning. Knowledge is always and inevitably linked to the technics with which it is passed on. Pedagogy becomes a questioning of the object of knowledge, which transmutes into a definition of the ways it can be visualized. Setting out from a pessimistic position in relation to knowledge and truth, this research amplifies them to infinite possible forms, causing a dual shift of philosophy toward art and of pedagogy toward hermeneutics. The methodology consisted of a textual and visual description of a territory in a cartography of meaning, seen as the relation between intuition and the way in which practices—as knowledge and arts—form remnants.

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Francesco Monico, Remnants, paper and pencil, 2012.

(© Francesco Monico)

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Francesco Monico
<>. PhD diss., University of Plymouth, U.K., 2013.


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