[NetBehaviour] Links (NetBehaviour Digest, Vol 2507, Issue 1)

Anthony Stephenson aps0loot at gmail.com
Thu Oct 8 20:35:25 CEST 2015

> Message: 12
> Date: Wed, 07 Oct 2015 20:54:00 -0700
> From: Rob Myers <rob at robmyers.org>
> 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 -
> http://criticallegalthinking.com/2013/05/14/accelerate-manifesto-for-an-accelerationist-politics/
> http://www.versobooks.com/books/1989-inventing-the-future
> The introduction to the accelerationist reader (available online) goes
> through this history in some detail -
> http://www.urbanomic.com/Publications/Accelerate/Accelerate-Introduction.pdf
> 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 -
> http://urbanomic.com/pub_speculativeaesthetics.php
> - Rob.

You’re right, they are writing in the midst of the recent economic crisis,
it’s still, however, somewhat pie-in-the-sky.

“The command of The Plan must be married to the improvised order of The
Network.” (#AM 03.14)

Having just re-read the #ACCELERATE MANIFESTO, I am reminded of the
potentially fascist nature of this New World Order (as coined elsewhere)
that they themselves recognize (#AM 03.21) this could turn into. By
including Lyotard’s Libidinal Economy as an expansion on D&G and especially
his Energumen Capitalism, I think that a recognition of the messiness of
this needed process is made.
BTW Speculative Aesthetics is now on my list.

- *Anthony Stephenson*

*http://anthonystephenson.org/* <http://anthonystephenson.org/>
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