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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A fascinating and wide-ranging selection of essays on accelerationism. Symbolic Exchange and Death. New Frontiers in Science and Technology Studies.

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Jul 06, Hermes rated it liked it Shelves: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. 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.

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Even the format is radical. For 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 accelerationisst far, by the way! The Future Is An Image. The Mode of Information. Accelerationism is the name of a contemporary political heresy: The Practice Turn in Contemporary Theory.

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Books by Robin Mackay. But this book is the furthest point from a trashy s airport novel you can imagine.

And it will leave you wanting to get inside the system and do something. Another Science is Possible. Less a genealogy, than a self-serving bricolage then, albeit one with some interesting texts as well reaer some turgid and boring ones.

Mark Fisher’s foaming in the acceleratjonist rants against “embourgeoisified state-subsidised grumbling that so often calls itself academic Marxism” might be well placed in the context of those days, but to be written in s – I’m not sure if they hit the mark at all. Return to Book Page.


Systems theoryInformation theoryCybernetics. 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.

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