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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Most dissapointing of all, Negarestani does little more than an intellectual sleight-of-hand in his magisterial essay on “The Labor of the Inhuman”.
Adam Fisher rated it it was amazing Apr 20, Less a genealogy, than a self-serving bricolage then, albeit one with some interesting texts as well as some turgid and boring acceleratjonist. The Mode of Information. Accelerationist theory has been divided into mutually contradictory left-wing and right-wing variants.
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At the basis of all accelerationist thought lies the assertion that the crimes, contradictions and absurdities of capitalism have to be countered with a accdlerationist and theoretically progressive attitude towards its constituent elements. 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.
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Yet there seems to be a disconnect between the libidinal-desiring acceleration, which would even entail an acceleration of the worst le p Not so much a genealogy as a readdr of a canon, what many an accelerationist would unabashedly dub a hyperstition, albeit more retroactive.
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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.
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Sep 03, cpn ta rated it it was amazing. This page was last modified on 22 Mayat Leave it to Urbanomic to cobble together such an impressive and novel collection.
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Mar 16, John Dee rated it really liked it. Paperbackpages. 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.
A fantastic genealogy of accelerationist thought. One can find within it interesting texts, particularly those by the post-’68 French philosophers, as well as those sprawling out of the Ccru of ’90s Warwick and Fisher’s on-point summary.
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But the way that this collection progresses really introduces the later ideas wonderfully. 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.
You submitted the following rating and review. This is a legacy shot through with contradictions, yet urgently galvanized today by the poverty of ‘reasonable’ contemporary political alternatives.
This is a great book to read in one hit, or to carry in bag and read a chapter a day on the train.