The Empire Strikes Again

The Empire Strikes Again

Category: Lecture

Level of difficulty: intermediate


  • massmedia
  • imaginary
  • precariat
  • mesmerism
  • typography
  • cultural hegemony
  • memetics

Output: technologies, services, skills

Free activity

Date: 04-01-2017

Recommended for
students, researchers, professionals, companies

Event duration: 2 hours

Min. number of partecipants to start: 0

Max. number of partecipants: 50

4th january 2017, a free and open event, 3 talk of 45 minutes + questions, from 16.00 to 20.00


☛ Welcome To The Entreprecariat – Silvio Lorusso

☛ Politics Of Imagination – Tommaso Guariento

☛ A Vulgar Display Of Power – Luciano Perondi


  • Luciano Perondi

    Type Designer

    / ISIA Urbino / CAST / Alpaca

    Luciano Perondi has been involved professionally in type and information design since 1998. His main fields of interest are writing and reading process, the history of writing and its non linear use (sinsemia).

  • Tommaso Guariento


    / Sorbone of Paris

    Tommaso Guariento (Padova 1985) studied contemporary philosophy at the University of Padua and at Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. He received his PhD in European Cultural Studies from the University of Palermo. As a visiting fellow at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales, he made research in contemporary French anthropology under the supervision of Professor Carlo Severi. He wrote several articles and essays concerning visual studies, contemporary philosophy and anthropology. He collaborates with several online magazines, including Prismo, Effimera, L’indiscreto, Il Lavoro Culturale. He is interested in contemporary French philosophy and anthropology, visual studies, semiotics and analysis of imaginaries. In particular, his most recent research focuses on the relationships between ethnographic studies and contemporary philosophy (relating to the debate around Ontological turn and Speculative realism), on the study of the mythologies of the present by using cognitive and cultural anthropology, and on the political debate concerning post-workerist tradition and accelerationism. Among his recent publications: Macchina gnostica, macchina orfica: decostruzione e montaggio delle ideologie (Tricontre, 2015); Le rovine del tempo. Catastrofi, previsione, Singolarità e Realismo Speculativo: dalla crisi dell’immaginario all’immaginario della crisi (Lo Sguardo, 2016).

  • Silvio Lorusso

    Ricercatore / Designer

    / IoNC Amsterdam

    Silvio Lorusso is a Rotterdam-based artist, designer, and researcher. His current research focuses on the relationship between entrepreneurship and precarity, i.e. entreprecariat. His work was shown at Transmediale (Berlin, Germany), NRW- Forum (Düsseldorf, Germany), Impakt (Utrecht, Netherlands), Sight & Sound (Montreal, Canada), Adhocracy (Athens, Greece), Biennale Architettura (Venezia, Italy). He holds a Ph.D. in Design Sciences from the School of Doctorate Studies – Iuav University of Venice. He is an affiliated researcher at the Institute of Network Cultures of Amsterdam. His writing has appeared in Prismo, Printed Web 3, Metropolis M, Progetto Grafico, Digicult, Diid, and Doppiozero. His work has been featured in, among others, The Guardian, The Financial Times, and Wired. Since 2013, he manages the Post-Digital Publishing Archive ( Currently, he works as a mentor at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences’ PublishingLab.