[NetBehaviour] My name is [Your Name Here] and I am an Accelerationist

Tom Kohut thenewennui at gmail.com
Thu Apr 21 16:09:11 CEST 2016


Hello,
My name is Tom Kohut and I'm a sort of accelerationist.
I've been following the discussion of accelerationism since version 2 began
to coalesce in 2008. (V.1 being the work in the 60s/70s of
Deleuze&Guatarri, Lyotard's *Libidinal Economy* and Baudrillard). I say
"sort of accelerationist" because while I am widely sympathetic to the
principles of accelerationism (not necessarily those of Williams and
Srnick's Manifesto), I think the implications of accelerationist tendencies
in art and thought need to be articulated and debated. I look forward to
doing it here.

On Thu, Apr 21, 2016 at 8:25 AM, dave miller <dave.miller.uk at gmail.com>
wrote:

> 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> 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:
>>
>> Hello,
>>> My name is Ruth Catlow,
>>> and I am an Accelerationist.
>>>
>>> Back in 1996 ....
>>> (to be continued)
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