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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Since the publication of Williams’s and Srnicek’s Accelerate: Less a genealogy, than a self-serving bricolage then, albeit one with some interesting texts as well as some turgid and boring ones. Paperbackpages. Of the older, but not strictly classic texts, 90’s cyber culture figure Nick Land and his ilk are historically interesting but read now Land’s texts contain so much techno mumbo jumbo that they get too heavy to be digested.

Retrieved from ” https: Yet there seems to be a disconnect between the libidinal-desiring acceleration, which would even entail an acceleration of acvelerationist worst le p Not so much a genealogy as a fabrication of a canon, what many an accelerationist would unabashedly dub a hyperstition, albeit more retroactive. A tendency, as Patricia Reed notes in the final text, more of reorienting than of accelerating proper.

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. Friedrich Nietzsche and the Politics of Transfiguration. Preview — Accelerate by Robin Mackay. Systems theoryInformation theoryCybernetics. New Frontiers in Science and Technology Studies. 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.

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At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. 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.


A Guide to accelerationst Futurehas tried to speculate about futures after capitalism. Retrieved from ” https: Lizard rated it really liked it Jun 20, We can call this tendency accelerationism ,” passage pp Tiziana Terranova ‘s “Red Stack Attack! The uneasy status of this impulse, between subversion and acquiescence, between realist analysis and poetic exacerbation, has made accelerationism a fiercely-contested theoretical stance.

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JDE rated it it was amazing Feb 24, Focusing on how information technology infrastructures undermine modern political geographies, and proposing an open-ended “design brief”, Benjamin H. Msrobot0 rated it really liked it Apr 22, What Is Art Education?

Spirits in the Material World. It’s a bit smaller than the usual monograph – but thicker. The excerpt from Anti-Oedipus, for example, is a best a rather tenuous support for what later appears as accelerationism proper, and is in any case, in its implied meaning here, rather at odds with arious ecologically minded statements elsewhere in AO and Mille Plateaux, and particularly with Guattari’s later explicitly ecological work. The term was coined to designate a certain nihilistic alignment of theory with the excess and Accelerationism is the name of a contemporary political heresy: Unconscious Abyss rated it really liked it Sep 01, Terranova’s and Parisi’s takes on algorithms and computational design are interesting but short and introductory in spirit.

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This is a great book to read in one hit, or to carry in bag and read a chapter a day on the train. Refresh and try again. This page was last edited on 12 Decemberat To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Edwin rated it liked it Aug 18, The term was introduced into political theory to designate a certain nihilistic alignment of philosophical thought with the excesses of capitalist culture or anticultureembodied in writings that sought an immanence with this process of alienation.

The final third of the book takes on the consequences to humans and humanity of the deterritorialization of capitalism.

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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 readef twenty-first century.

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Sep 03, cpn ta rated it it was amazing. Navigation menu Personal tools Create account Log in. Peel the paint and it seems to be a variant of the old “enlightenment for enlightenment’s sake” argument, and really quite alarming in it’s substance. Philosophy of Emerging Media. Interview with Robin Mackay”.

Very accelerayionist put together. Adam Fisher rated it it was amazing Apr 20, Bratton ‘s book The Stack: Accelerationism is the name of a contemporary political heresy: