Tag Archives: Accelerationism

Cut it Up and Start Again: Dub Soundscapes and Aesthetic Solidarity

    The boy did a handstand in the surf, laughing. He walked on his hands, then flipped out of the water. His eyes were Riveria’s, but there was no malice there. “To call up a demon you must learn … Continue reading

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Negri on #Accelerate

It is true that – for this purpose – the MPA [The Accelerationist Manifesto] is armed with a good solution when – right in the middle of the relationship between subject and object (that we are accustomed to other terminology, we … Continue reading

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Desire and Care

Starting in 1959, Constant Nieuwenhuys embarked on a project that would nearly consume two decades of his life. Cobbling together models, sketches, writings, and other visual mediums, Niewenhuys, an early member of the avant-garde CoBrA movement and a later Situationist, … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day: Tiqqun on speed and strategy

People have often insisted — T.E. Lawrence is no exception — on the kinetic dimensions of politics and war as a strategic counterpoint to a quantitative concept of relations of force. That’s the typical guerrilla perspective as opposed to the … Continue reading

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Whither Situationism? (Intellectual Gridlock and the Control Society)

While detouring into the foray of art/anti-art/non-art as a mechanism for prompting social change or sustaining radical currents, I’ve been rereading a lot of material that emerged in the heyday of modernity, and I’ve been stuck with the sense of … Continue reading

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New Accelerationism and Imperial Protocol

Alex Williams and Nick Srnicek have recently unveiled their “Manifesto for an Accelerationist Politics,” announcing the much-needed revitalization of the concept and dragging it out of the fractured quagmire that Nick Land’s philosophy (intentionally) put it. They offer some short … Continue reading

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Becoming Machine: Thoughts on Hardt and Negri’s ‘Enigmatic Passages’

1. Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri’s Empire has been called many things, running the gamut from the alter-globalization movement’s Communist Manifesto to a secret justification for neoliberal capitalism. One thing for sure is that it captures a zeitgeist; between the … Continue reading

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Acceleration Now (or how we can stop fearing and learn to love chaos)

The story goes like this: Earth is captured by a technocapital singularity as renaissance rationalitization and oceanic navigation lock into commoditization take-off. Logistically accelerating techno-economic interactivity crumbles social order in auto-sophisticating machine runaway. As markets learn to manufacture intelligence, politics … Continue reading

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