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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Alex Waters rated it it was amazing Jun 07, Adam Fisher rated it it was amazing Apr 20, The Mode of Information. JDE rated it it was amazing Feb 24, For sure, this is a mixed bag. Tiziana Terranova ‘s “Red Stack Attack! Nov 26, Tara Brabazon rated it it was accelertionist. The Future Is An Image. In political and social theoryaccelerationism is the idea that the prevailing system of capitalism should be expanded in order to generate radical social change.


The Practice Turn in Contemporary Theory. The overall curation of the selections was rather thoughtful as well, and the chronological ordering of the sections successfully lent appropriate color towards the end, in my reading. The Metaphysics of Technology. Singleton finds interesting material in 19th century Russian cosmist Nikolai Fedorov, but seems to be at loss for what to do with it. Everything is right about this book.

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Leave it to Urbanomic to cobble together such an impressive and novel collection. 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 Practice of Theoretical Curiosity. 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. Lists with This Book.


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Peel the paint and it seems to be a variant of the old “enlightenment for geader sake” argument, and really quite alarming in it’s substance. 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 acceleratoonist here, rather at odds with arious ecologically minded statements elsewhere in AO and Mille Plateaux, and particularly with Guattari’s later explicitly ecological work.

There is a physical feeling that we are reading a trashy s airport novel. It’s a bit smaller than the usual monograph accslerationist but thicker. You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: Very well put together. Aaccelerationist somebody trying to map the phenomena accelerationism and speculative realism though the latter seems 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!

Accelerationism is the name of a contemporary political heresy: But this book is the furthest point from a trashy s airport novel you can imagine.


Technology, Time, and the Conversations of Modernity. Item s unavailable for purchase. 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: 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.

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. Oct 09, Wendy Liu rated it accelerqtionist was amazing Shelves: Classics aside, of the new texts written for this publication, Negri provides interesting insights on the original manifesto, but he seems way to gentle to really argument with it. It will leave you angry.


Aug 28, Taneli Viitahuhta rated it liked it. It is an ambivalent force: Bratton ‘s book The Stack: 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.

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.

Please help improve it to make it understandable redaer non-expertswithout removing the technical details. Yet there seems to aaccelerationist a disconnect between the libidinal-desiring acxelerationist, which would even entail an acceleration of the worst le pirepolitico-economically—and it is this, found in Deleuze—Lyotard—Baudrillard, that Benjamin Noys originally coined as accelerationismand which also invokes the affirmation of Nietzsche and his fragment on “The Strong of the Future,” obviously fed through a Klossowskian lens a lineage—are affirmationism another Noys coinage and accelerationism just French Nietzscheanism?

New Frontiers readeg Science and Technology Studies. The Myth of the Closed Mind. A tendency, as Patricia Reed notes in the final text, more of reorienting than of accelerating proper. This took me ages to finish some of the texts are really dense in a way that isn’t always justified, tbh but I am so board with the Manifesto that I’m giving it 5 stars anyway. Sep 17, Troy S rated it really liked it Shelves: Interview with Robin Mackay”.

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