With questions addressing ideas central to Virno’s thinking as they relate to prominent trends in critical theories over the past decades, this interview helps illuminate Virno’s position as an engaged intellectual and the continued relevance of his thought to the emancipatory project initiated by Marxism in the last century.
On Multitude and Beyond: An Interview with Paolo Virno
Thierry Bardini is professor in the Department of Communication, University of Montreal. He is the author of Bootstrapping: Douglas Engelbart, Coevolution, and the Origins of Personal Computing (2000) and Junkware (2011).
Briankle G. Chang is associate professor in the Department of Communication, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is the author of Deconstructing Communication: Subject, Representation, and Economies of Exchange (1996) and the coeditor of Philosophy of Communication (2012).
Srinivas Lankala is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Communication, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Chris Turner lives in Birmingham, England. He was educated at the universities of Cambridge and Sussex and has worked as a translator since 1984. His translation of Marc Augé’s No Fixed Abode was recently shortlisted for the Fiction Translation Prize of the French-American Foundation.