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At the basis of all accelerationist thought lies the assertion that the crimes .. preparing readers for a ‘life radically different from their own’. Accept ing that ‘the . Accelerate: The Accelerationist Reader Edited by Robin Mackay & Arman Avanessian Urbanomic, reviewed by J.J. Charlesworth. Accelerate: The Accelerationist Reader by Robin Mackay () [Robin Mackay;] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

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It will leave you angry. These move from Marx to Reed. This page acceperationist last modified on 22 Mayat Neil rated it it was amazing Oct 26, 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.

The title should be at least 4 characters long. Paperbackpages. JDE rated it it was amazing Feb 24, But the way that this collection progresses really introduces the later ideas wonderfully.

In a similar vein, Friedrich Nietzsche argued that “the leveling process of European man is the great process which should not be checked: Even the format is radical.

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They are an exotic variant of la politique du pire: Gabriela Korwin – Piotrowska rated it really liked it May 09, Great concept, interesting compilation and a wide range on the timeline of writings regarding this topic. New Frontiers in Science and Technology Studies. Rhetoric and Ethics in the Cybernetic Age. At the basis of all accelerationist thought lies the assertion that the crimes, contradictions and absurdities of capitalism have to be countered with a politically and theoretically progressive attitude towards accelerationiwt constituent elements.


A number of philosophers have expressed apparently accelerationist attitudes, including Karl Marx in his speech “On the Question of Free Trade”:.

A Politics for Alienation”. Philosophy of Emerging Media.

Developing at the dawn of contemporary neoliberal consensus, the uneasy status of this impulse, between subversion and acquiescence, between theoretical purchase and aesthetic enjoyment, constitutes the core problematic of accelerationism.

Since the publication of Williams’s and Srnicek’s Accelerate: For somebody trying to map the phenomena accelerationism and speculative realism though the latter reder to be a bit of a taboo by now I do recommend Robin Mackay’s and Armen Avanessians “Introduction” – longest text in the book by far, by the way!

eeader A fascinating and wide-ranging selection of essays on accelerationism. Tony rated it it was ok Jul 16, While these writers are disparate, this book has a strong sense of a really radical manifesto to get inside neoliberalism and blow it to hell. Nov 26, Tara Brabazon rated it it was amazing.

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. This page was last edited on 12 Decemberat Sep 17, Troy S rated it really liked it Shelves: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.


Systems theoryInformation theoryCybernetics. Some contemporary accelerationist philosophy starts with the Deleuzo-Guattarian theory of deterritorialisationaiming to identify, xccelerationist, and radicalise the forces of deterritorialisation with a view to overcoming the countervailing tendencies that suppress the possibility of far-reaching social transformation.

Symbolic Exchange and Death.

Mika Rottenberg at Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art, London

A cohesive procession of reflections on the gradual disappearance of nature in the production of the world, and its correlation with the rise of machination in all of life’s facets. The uneasy status of this impulse, between subversion and acquiescence, between realist analysis and poetic exacerbation, has made accelerationism a fiercely-contested theoretical stance.

The Reinvention of Social Practices. The Future Is An Image.


A wonderful introduction to the subject, while not remaining introductory per se. Jun 05, Alex Delogu rated it it was amazing.

Mackay’s interests in accelerationism is beyond the typical socio-cultural analysis, and instead focuses on the uncovering of object-oriented ontology provided by the rise of the machine. To ask other readers questions about Accelerateplease sign up.

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