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

Pall Thayer pallthay at gmail.com
Fri Apr 22 03:57:54 CEST 2016


Doesn't seem to be a lot of Dolce and Gabb... I mean Deleuze and Guattari
striation going on there.

On Thu, Apr 21, 2016 at 8:27 PM Simon Biggs <simon at littlepig.org.uk> wrote:

> The Adelaide Hills aren’t much like Iceland…
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> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherryville,_South_Australia
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> best
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> Simon
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> *Simon Biggs*
> simon at littlepig.org.uk
> http://www.littlepig.org.uk
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> http://www.unisanet.unisa.edu.au/staff/homepage.asp?name=simon.biggs
> http://www.eca.ed.ac.uk/school-of-art/simon-biggs
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> On 22 Apr 2016, at 08:46, Pall Thayer <pallthay at gmail.com> wrote:
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> In Iceland, we have plants that we call "peningablóm" (moneyflowers).
> Maybe that would work...
> https://www.google.com/search?q=peningabl%C3%B3m&client=ms-android-google&prmd=mivn&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&fir=BoLzPM6yCZYzmM%253A%252CO4-EINlQmWn-lM%252C_%253B169047Z1P1krYM%253A%252CDfvXgtm3vtm8FM%252C_%253BetsLnp62ayiF2M%253A%252CtCJ-x7uP2jqqUM%252C_%253BmN8OivGCgz7l6M%253A%252CixtNDhiNIm_99M%252C_%253B41MjeO36AoMuUM%253A%252CT_6pGGsog_UPOM%252C_%253BbNLJykJh5aUD3M%253A%252Ce55hMwGN7a73jM%252C_%253BGMihfDfR8yV8QM%253A%252CNBKZCuCfFWNZ5M%252C_%253Bg_y37WtJA09dFM%253A%252CN1oS9lNgY1YUmM%252C_%253Bk2cKRFYb1pEYqM%253A%252Cc8cJ8f5R9M1xqM%252C_%253BUm7bQ1XFeIylZM%253A%252CN1oS9lNgY1YUmM%252C_&usg=__XDkhUg9a_CokXUFIwMhadO_96Q0%3D&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiY25_97aDMAhUMIcAKHcpgCscQsAQIHg&biw=592&bih=280
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> On Thu, Apr 21, 2016, 19:13 Simon Biggs <simon at littlepig.org.uk> wrote:
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>> We’re revegetating it with local flora. There’s a lot of ornithological
>> commerce...
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>> best
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>> Simon
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>> *Simon Biggs*
>> simon at littlepig.org.uk
>> http://www.littlepig.org.uk
>> http://amazon.com/author/simonbiggs
>> http://www.unisanet.unisa.edu.au/staff/homepage.asp?name=simon.biggs
>> http://www.eca.ed.ac.uk/school-of-art/simon-biggs
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>> On 22 Apr 2016, at 08:16, Pall Thayer <pallthay at gmail.com> wrote:
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>> ...Unless you decide to turn your parcel of land into a bustling center
>> of commerce.
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>> On Thu, Apr 21, 2016, 18:41 Simon Biggs <simon at littlepig.org.uk> wrote:
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>>> We (my family and I) did grab what we can and head for the hills.
>>> Literally. We now live high up in the hills in an obscure and hard to find
>>> place a reasonably safe distance from where other people live about as far
>>> from the cradle of Western civilisation one can be (Australia). We are
>>> surrounded by a parcel of land that is ours and functions something like a
>>> fortress. I guess that means I can’t be an accelerationist - even if I
>>> wanted to be…
>>>
>>> best
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>>> Simon
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>>>
>>> *Simon Biggs*
>>> simon at littlepig.org.uk
>>> http://www.littlepig.org.uk
>>> http://amazon.com/author/simonbiggs
>>> http://www.unisanet.unisa.edu.au/staff/homepage.asp?name=simon.biggs
>>> http://www.eca.ed.ac.uk/school-of-art/simon-biggs
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>>> On 22 Apr 2016, at 02:57, ruth catlow <ruth.catlow at furtherfield.org>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>> Dear Annie, Dave, Alan and Paul,
>>>
>>> Annie you asked
>>> "I want to slow down, to be attentive, to touch - can that be part of
>>> Accelerationisme?"
>>>
>>> Yes. I think so.
>>> This is less about speed (as distinct from Futurism) than it is about
>>> rates of change.
>>>
>>> The technologies that we use are bound up with with advanced capitalism.
>>> We watch our political and social infrastructures unable to evolve fast
>>> enough to solve the wicked problems - for environment, democracy, justice
>>> and a good life- than they create.
>>>
>>> I think we can take two attitudes
>>>
>>> 1) Save ourselves! Take what we can carry, run for the hills and build
>>> the best fortresses we can with people whose values we share.
>>>
>>> or
>>>
>>> 2) coordinate and collaborate in the higher interests of all living
>>> beings - constantly working out who and what these are- and using all means
>>> at our disposal.
>>>
>>> I like the idea of living in the hills.
>>> But not under siege, and not in earshot of future generations of
>>> bemused, brutalised, alienated people.
>>>
>>> The dominant model of global coexistence is that of endless economic
>>> growth and Neoliberalism (the (increasingly automated) marketization of
>>> everything). This  tends to centralize power and resources and renders less
>>> effective the usual ways of blocking and resisting; of work-based and
>>> traditional-identity based solidarity.
>>>
>>> Instead Contemporary Accelerationism suggests (I think) that we use in
>>> new combinations all the tools, tactics, and knowledges in an attempt to
>>> perform a series of judo moves (using the force rather than resisting the
>>> force), or to sling-shot our way through the mess we are in.
>>>
>>> As always, there needs to be a way to accommodate the visions and madcap
>>> schemes of all sorts- many islands rather than one land mass as Paul said.
>>> That's why this discussion here and now.
>>>
>>> Respect!
>>> Ruth
>>>
>>> On 21/04/16 12:01, Annie Abrahams wrote:
>>>
>>> My name is Annie Abrahams and I don't know if I am an Accelerationist.
>>> I don't like the word and I know that words are not innocent.
>>> I do like Ruth and I know she never is completely wrong.
>>>
>>> Why in the first place I should think about it? Modernism, the
>>> Postmodern, the New Aesthetics, Post Internet Art - just names, almost
>>> forgotten names - containers that served to categorize discussions,
>>> postures ... analyses? perspectives?
>>>
>>> Is Accelerationisme the most recent one in this row?
>>> What should we discuss ... ?
>>> Accelerate? What is knowledge in this frame, how is it constructed? Is
>>> it a-historical? Is it prospective?
>>>
>>> I want to slow down, to be attentive, to touch - can that be part of
>>> Accelerationisme?
>>>
>>> (to be continued)
>>>
>>> On Thu, Apr 21, 2016 at 11:37 AM, ruth catlow <
>>> ruth.catlow at furtherfield.org> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hello,
>>>> My name is Ruth Catlow,
>>>> and I am an Accelerationist.
>>>>
>>>> Back in 1996 ....
>>>> (to be continued)
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