Thesis Info

Thesis Title
Outline of a Subversive Technopoetic: for a Libertarian Pedartgogy
Francesco Monico
2nd Author
3rd Author
Number of Pages
Plymouth University
Thesis Supervisor
Roy Ascott
Supervisor e-mail
roy.ascott AT
Other Supervisor(s)
Michael Punt
Language(s) of Thesis
Department / Discipline
Arts and Humanities
Languages Familiar to Author
Italian, french, english
URL where full thesis can be found
Pedagogy, informational society, new media art, philosophy, education, cybernetic, technics, academy of fine arts
Abstract: 200-500 words
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 starting point of the research was established in the hypothesis that technics have tertiarised memory (Stiegler B., 1994), that knowledge is always founded on an ontological pessimism (Queneau R., 1933, Lyotard F., 1979) and on a perpetual process of the generation of meaning (Gadda C., 1923-29, Foucault M., 1966). 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 visualised. This research then, setting out from a pessimistic position in relation to knowledge and truth, amplifies them to infinite possible forms and therefore causes a dual shift of philosophy towards art and of pedagogy towards 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 knowledges, arts, form remnants.