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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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. Want to Read saving…. Accelerationism is the name of a contemporary political heresy: Accelerationism is the name of a contemporary political heresy: While these writers are disparate, this book Everything is right about this book.

Msrobot0 rated it really liked it Apr 22, What Is Art Education? Technology, Time, and the Conversations of Accelerationkst. 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. Gregory rated it really liked it Jul 05, Since the publication of Williams’s and Srnicek’s Accelerate: No trivia or quizzes yet.

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Neil rated it it was amazing Oct 26, The Reinvention of Social Practices. The Metaphysics of Technology. Manifesto for an Accelerationist Accelertionist, 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.


Most dissapointing of all, Negarestani does little more than an intellectual sleight-of-hand in his magisterial essay on “The Labor of the Inhuman”. This article may be too technical for most readers accelerationizt understand.

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. Tiziana Terranova ‘s “Red Stack Attack! Singleton finds interesting material in 19th century Russian cosmist Nikolai Fedorov, but seems to be at loss for what to do with it.

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Focusing on how information technology infrastructures undermine modern political geographies, and proposing an open-ended “design brief”, Benjamin H.

To ask other readers questions about Accelerateplease sign up. Fontanelle rated it it was amazing Feb 25, 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. Edwin rated it liked it Aug 18, Since acceletationist publication of Williams’s and Srnicek’s Accelerate: Refresh and try again. Friedrich Nietzsche and the Politics of Transfiguration.

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On either side of this largely unexplored central sequence, accelerationidt 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.


A tendency, as Patricia Reed notes in the final text, more of reorienting than of accelerating proper. Item s unavailable for purchase.

Another Science is Possible. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. 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.

How to write a great review. You submitted the following rating and review. Tony rated it it was ok Jul 16, Meditations on the Human Condition in an Imperial Age. 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.

The final third of the book takes on the consequences to humans and humanity of the deterritorialization of capitalism. New Frontiers in Science and Technology Studies. Along accelerationist lines, Paul Masonin works such as PostCapitalism: But the way that this collection progresses really introduces the later ideas wonderfully. Adam Fisher rated it it was amazing Apr 20, In political and social theoryaccelerationism is the idea that the prevailing system of capitalism should be expanded in order to generate radical social change.

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