[NetBehaviour] not an accelerationist / not into promethean amplifiers

Johannes Birringer Johannes.Birringer at brunel.ac.uk
Thu Apr 21 16:05:57 CEST 2016

I like Alan's question.

(and stopped reading after the promo bit at the beginning)
contemporary Accelerationism has both a philosophical and a political form with the latter only weakly related to the former. What Epistemic (philosophical) and Left (political) Accelerationism have in common is an attitude of "prometheanism", of amplifying our capabilities, of rationally overcoming intellectual and material limits. Of hacking the systems of philosophical and political thought to find the exploits that will allow us to increase our knowledge of them, our control of them, our reach through them

From: netbehaviour-bounces at netbehaviour.org [netbehaviour-bounces at netbehaviour.org] on behalf of dave miller [dave.miller.uk at gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2016 2:25 PM
To: NetBehaviour for networked distributed creativity
Subject: Re: [NetBehaviour] My name is [Your Name Here] and I am an     Accelerationist

I don't understand what accelerationism is yet, as I need to read a lot more - and a few times - and let it sink in. I find it hard to understand, to be honest.

I'm interested though in the connection with Donna Haraway's Cyborg Manifesto

And I'd like to know more about the accelerationist aesthetic, what it is, and why.

I'd like to know the general view from people on this list - as we are all new media/ net art/ media techy types , who have been experimenting with art, networked technology and politics for ages, is this something we should
a) take very seriously
b) embrace
c) be sceptical of?
d) be scared of?
e) wish that we'd thought of

cheers dave

On 21 April 2016 at 14:06, Alan Sondheim <sondheim at panix.com<mailto:sondheim at panix.com>> wrote:

Hi - I have a naive question - does accelerationism deal with issues of pollution, extinction, and so forth? Can one wait for accelerationism? Has one already waited?
Thanks, Alan

On Thu, 21 Apr 2016, ruth catlow wrote:

My name is Ruth Catlow,
and I am an Accelerationist.

Back in 1996 ....
(to be continued)

More information about the NetBehaviour mailing list