[NetBehaviour] Links (NetBehaviour Digest, Vol 2506, Issue 1)

Rob Myers rob at robmyers.org
Thu Oct 8 05:54:00 CEST 2015

On 2015-10-07 14:38, Anthony Stephenson wrote:
>> "Deleuze & Guattari: The Eternal Return of Accelerating Capital" -
> http://darkecologies.com/2015/10/04/deleuze-guattari-the-eternal-return-of-accelerating-capital/
>> [1]
> Accelerationism, while originating in a utopian vision of Nietzsche,
> may actually be another word for neoliberalism. “The State, its
> police, and its army form a gigantic enterprise of antiproduction, but
> at the heart of production itself, and conditioning this production”
> – D&G

Landian accelerationism is certainly ultra-capitalist (Nick Land regards
capitalism/AI/globalization/modernism/critique as identical).

But as the D&G quote notes our current political/economic system is
actually a drag on productive forces.

Left accelerationism can be seen as a return to the historical project
of setting those forces free -



The introduction to the accelerationist reader (available online) goes
through this history in some detail -


I still really don't understand Lyotard's part in all this though. :-(

For a nice concise take on political and philosophical
(left-)accelerationism I recommend -


- Rob.

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