Mackay and Avanessian do a good job in their attempt to build up a narrative and don't shy away of the difficult question concerning the core of it all. The contemporary Accelerationist project — repurposing particular elements of capitalist society to launch a post-capitalist future — seems a considerably more modest project. To withdraw from the world market. Tomislav Žilić, Libra Libera 33, Dec 2013, pp 49-53. But they included at least two opposing visions of accelerationism: While Nick Land is interested in speeding up capitalist flows, philosopher and music journalist Mark Fisher points out how technological development can paradoxically deliver inertia and stasis. But when will they become unhinged? Allowing the dehumanising and abstracting force of capital to totally strip everything recognisably human - as was the real desire of the 1990s Nick Land — was at very least a distinctive political brand.
This will help with understanding a later moment in the anthology, where the rather provincial world of English accelerationist writing tries to make common-cause with Italian autonomists, for whom this Marx text is quite central. It describes how the tech-dystopia of Terminator—a popular accelerationist reference point—has been replaced by the primitivist yearnings of Avatar, which we could also find today in, say, slow food restaurants. We also know that it creates vast inequality. A rather more high-minded version of exactly the same thing is philosophical fundamentalism, with its rather comic attempt to think the world through the repetition of the reading of its own canon of scriptures. After Nature blog makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, currentness, suitability, or validity of any information on this site or from links provided on this site, and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its display or use.
While we can learn almost nothing about the way society actually functions from these near delirious texts, their prose at least whips along like an occasionally utterly ludicrous doom-laden inlay case. He starts with a phenomena in the world — machine systems — and brings thought to it. On either side of this largely unexplored central sequence, the book includes texts by Marx that call attention to his own 'Prometheanism' and key works from recent years document the recent extraordinary emergence of new accelerationisms steeled against the onslaughts of neoliberal capitalist realism, and retooled for the twenty-first century. Lana Pukanić, Libra Libera 33, Dec 2013, pp 24-31. I may imagine that the typical reader is, like me, completely unfamiliar with most of the theorists introduced in the second half of the collection. Accelerationism is the name of a contemporary political heresy: the insistence that the only radical political response to capitalism is not to protest, disrupt, critique, or detourne it, but to accelerate and exacerbate its uprooting, alienating, decoding, abstractive tendencies.
Christopher Roth with Armen Avanessian, 2015, 102 min. While a couple of the pieces included in this reader felt deliberately impenetrable to a greater or lesser extent, there were a number of more interesting and accessible reads, particularly in the latter sections of more recent writing. Reviews: New Inquiry , ArtReview , Mute , Review31 , Frieze. Two hardcore philosophical essays from Ray Brassier and Reza Negarestani drift widely from the content of the manifesto but are very interesting indeed. It will examine and respond to the core accelerationist arguments and terminology proposed in the Reader which are becoming increasingly influential on political and theoretical debates. Or to put it in a quite different language.
Texts by Avanessian, Bifo, Land, McCormack, Noys, Pasquinelli, Srnicek, and Williams. Technology is a trope, motif and object throughout the book. Accelerationism is the name of a contemporary political heresy: the insistence that the only radical political response to capitalism is not to protest, disrupt, critique, or détourne it, but to accelerate and exacerbate its uprooting, alienating, decoding, abstractive tendencies. Organised by Diann Bauer, Joshua Johnson, Suhail Malik, Mohammad Salemy, and Keith Tilford. Since the 2013 publication of Williams's and Srnicek's Accelerate: Manifesto for an Accelerationist Politics, the term has been adopted to name a set of new theoretical enterprises that aim to conceptualise non-capitalist futures outside of traditional marxist critiques and regressive, decelerative or restorative solutions.
Philosophy can only set itself on a useful path once again on the basis of this humility, and as a low theory rather than a high theory. But there is no doubting the orthodoxy of the kinds of reading practices of such texts the book promotes. Curated by Aliocha Imhoff and Kantuta Quirós. On either side of this largely unexplored central sequence, the book includes texts by Marx that call attention to his own 'Prometheanism' and key works from recent years document the recent extraordinary emergence of new accelerationisms steeled against the onslaughts of neoliberal capitalist realism, and retooled for the twenty-first century. There is a general tendency to take the current moment of more-or-less openly acknowledged slow-motion crisis as an excuse to double-down on very old fashioned modes of thinking. Synopsis An apparently contradictory yet radically urgent collection of texts tracing the genealogy of a controversial current in contemporary philosophy.
We abhor therapeutics and its vaseline, we prefer to burst under the quantitative excesses that you judge the most stupid. The term was introduced into political theory to designate a certain nihilistic alignment of philosophical thought with the excesses of capitalist culture or anticulture , embodied in writings that sought an immanence with this process of alienation. All information is provided on an as-is basis. For sure, this is a mixed bag. Knouf, , ch in Knouf, How Noise Matters to Finance, University of Minnesota Press, 2016. In typical traditional fashion, in Accelerate this founding text is either a ignored, as if it were just enough to reprint it. It's a bit smaller than the usual monograph - but thicker.
There is a physical feeling that we are reading a trashy 1970s airport novel. There is a physical feeling that we are reading a trashy 1970s airport novel. Stephan Geene, Gesine Strempel and Jennifer Sophia Theodor, Berlin: Merve, 2015, 160 pp. These move from Marx to Reed. But the way that this collection progresses really introduces the later ideas wonderfully.
As activists, they were key components in investigating the surprising ways in which music, culture, technology and capitalism intersect. Or b treated as holy writ. Yves Citton, Multitudes 56 2014 , pp 49-55. Leave it to Urbanomic to cobble together such an impressive and novel collection. At the forefront of the energetic contemporary debate around this disputed, problematic term, Accelerate activates a historical conversation about futurality, technology, politics, enjoyment, and capital.
Link to page and ordering information. Ian Hamilton Grant, Sage, 1993. For example, the insufficiency of local politics in light of larger global problems; the failures of the Western left, both Marxist and poststructuralist; challenging the onslaught of neoliberalism; the rejection of the total destruction of capitalism; the proposal for salvaging usable parts of the current geopolitical system in our post capitalist future; and, finally, the embrace of science and technology both as practical but also as conceptual tools for restructuring the humanities and cultural studies. The term was coined to designate a certain nihilistic alignment of theory with the excess and abandon of capitalist culture, and the associated performative aesthetic of texts that seek to become immanent to the very process of alienation. Armen Avanessian and Robin Mackay, Urbanomic, 2014.