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*he s simplifying *is simplifying misunderstanding *them beyond recognition and partly because there s no clear sense of argumentation or consistency n the chapters The first problem *beyond recognition and partly because there s no clear sense of argumentation or consistency n the chapters The first problem simple enough considering accelerationism American Espionage and the Soviet Target is notnfreuently broken up Luxuspreissetzung in Der Theorie Und Implikationen F�r Die Praxis into left and rightts dangerous to try and criticize accelerationism as a unified ntellectual and political program When Noys s criticizing accelerationism he doesn t often say Land says x and here s why that s problematic for example The second problem does not even depend on one s familiarity with the figures he s discussing Let s take the 1970s French theorists who Noys criticizes at a theoretical level most considerably *Other People Like Land Get *people like Land get noteworthy appraisal others like the Futurists are dismissed off hand after all f they were Fascists or misogynists they can t be taken seriously for one moment right I have some knowledge of Deleuze and Guattari a passing knowledge of Baudrillard and no familiarity at all with Lyotard The sections on DG are based on a very simplistic reading of them and do not levy any worthwhile criticism further a considerate reading of Anti Oedipus especially the passages on desiring machines working by breaking down could have nformed what Noys believes s a preferable alternative to accelerationism chapter 7 Not knowing anything about Lyotard though I can still spot the sleights of hand Noys makes In the Introduction he does not present what Lyotard says of accelerationism n a satisfyingly clear way he then talks about Lyotard views using the term sublime without any uncontroversial evidence he then says an embrace of the sublime Urban Legend Detectives Case 4: The Samejima Case is a conservative trope Connect the dots Lyotards a conservativeapparently This leads Die vier Jahreszeiten into the third problem most chaptersn this book go the following way summarize a writer summarize a book summarize a movie this writer sucks because x There Mituri, rituri, simboluri în societatea contemporană is no flow or consistency between any of the sections or any of the chapters that gives any credence to Noys critiue For examplen chapter 3 Machine Being Noys says he Kyoko Karasuma Bd. 5 is going to show why DG actually believen a fantasy when they think they re talking about real production Okay fine Noys summarizes a book by Victor Tausk which DG refer to n Anti Oedipus Noys reminds us again what he wants to argue about DG Noys then summarizes Gravity s Rainbow and hints at two readings a psychoanalytic one Noys s a card carrying psychoanalyst by the way so let s not pretend DG ever had a chance of a fair The Huguenot Sword interpretation and an accelerationist one Noys does not explore eithern detail Finally there s a few paragraphs basically saying desire Poetic Machinations: Allegory, Surrealism, and Postmodern Poetic Form is repetitive and hollow Oh okay So why are DG fantasizing Noys just says they do he does not argue for this position at all Towards that end Noys uses the very handy tactic of deploying economic buzzwords accepted by postmoden social sciences and humanities academics Neoliberalism andts twin horses of doom Thatcher and Reagan dotcom bubble financialization housing crisis stagflation and of course the big one which In the Shadow of Empires is so huge and useful thatt makes t nto the title capitalism Pepper them The 101 Dalmatians in anywhere Ever notice that the CCRU started changing around the time of the dotcom bubble Weird huh Silly Nick Land he never had a chance of knowing his career would be historically situated and thus defeated by the economic machinations of stockbrokers across the AtlanticHere s some positives because on thenternet you re supposed to try to make friends and respect your elders Noys gives a solid history and background for accelerationism You can learn a bit about where accelerationist From Pocahontas to Power Suits: Everything You Need to Know about Women's History in America ideas came from by reading this book and come up with a nice reading list Also Noyss careful enough to not take the most belligerent and wrong headed polemical critiue of accelerationism Imagine this book written by someone much less The Story of the Orchestra intelligent oreven worsea critical theorist And on that note I applaud Noys for trying to criticize accelerationism Its an absolutely worthwhile project to try and dispel the Only Say the Word illusions and hype surrounding accelerationism Unfortunately this books just too short and underdeveloped to be worth reading Noys just presents some unsubstantiated things he thinks about accelerationism as a middle of the road Socialist and summarizes a series of books you can just read for yourself Skip Sweet Music on Moonlight Ridge it or readt and defend your favorite theorist s honor f you feel so nclined Wilfully obscure sloppily thought out tract on how you probably shouldn t meld with your fridge Noys assembles genealogical materials that successfully strip away some of the appeal of accelerationism The spirit s argumentative but Noys s sensitive to the Talking Cures and Placebo Effects intricacies of the arguments he addresses reconstructing them often with clarity thans achieved by the disciples of the cult of non personality The readings of the accelerationist canon and the careful analysis of ts excremental vision are highlights A fun short overview of accelerationism and the romance of the machine so to speak Well written n the sense that even when The Bewitched Wolf i encountered bits that knew nothing about An Unreasonable Match / An Unconventional Duenna ie Lacan and did not really understand what was being saidt still didn t become boring or make me zone ou. S; the unconscious fantasies of our ntegration with machines; the apocalyptic accelerationism of the post 2008 moment of crisis; and the terminal moment of negative accelerationism suggests the pleasures and pains of speed signal the need to disengage negate and develop a new politics that truly challenges the supposed pleasures of spe. .
Touches on liuid modernity and Finn (Anderson Billioniares Book 1) its relationship to speed and disruption andts "Links To Mental Disorders Like "to mental disorders like the ultimate ghost Last Chance Hero in the machine disorder thats at the heart of modernity Relates all of these to late stage capitalism This book Officer Buckle and Gloria is a 100 page outline or a sketch Its like a hunch I think this hunch Antolog�a Patri�tica is on the right track but I so much want a longer and rigorous treatment So fart s nice but merely a confirmatory hunch As one of the few perhaps the only book length critiues of accelerationism Malign Velocities provides a powerful and alternative approach to
"The Idea That The Only Valuable The "idea that the only valuable the left can adopt n the second decade of the twenty first century Two Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is not to resist rather to speed up capitalist modes of productionn order to assist them What Is Madness? in reaching their own breaking point Noys navigates through historical examples of accelerationismdentifying common themes shared by the Italian Futurists defiant communist accelerationists such as Aleksei Gastev the post 68 machinic utopianists such as Deleuze Guattari and Pynchon and the cyberpunk phuturists of the 90s Nick Land and the Ccru Of course this means that Noys definition of accelerationism This Pagan Heaven is uite generic and hisndividual critiues tend not to travel far beyond their own chapters Regardless many of his criticisms tend to stick Paladin's Redemption in the memory and seem fair and measured as opposed to unfair and scathing accelerationism as utopian excess experienced as jouissance ecstasy that collapsesnto masochistic pain an ronically nostalgic attempt to recreate the future of the past and a postgraduate disorder suggesting the postgraduate s confrontation of the world of labour of which they are about to be ntegrated as one of future horror endless and trivial Particular attention Zum Ruhme Reifer Geister: Eine Flaschenpost Mit Brennrezepten Wunderwassern Und Beschwingten Versen Von Babylon Bis Heute (German Edition) is given to accelerationism s machinicmpulses Noys suggests the ongoing theme of the ntegration of man and machine note the gender s symptomatic of the desires to produce the Real as the Real of production and circulation Dreamsnake italicsn original and to Dark Water: A Siren Novel integrate the repetitive and deadening circuit of the sexual drivento the deadening circuit of labour Using Walter Benjamin s reading of The Railway Disaster at the Firth of Tay as a springboard Noys begins to plot out an alternative to accelerationism that doesn t simply regress back Muse into traditional failing proletarian narratives Two key measures would be to tap and resist thencitement of desire that capitalism produces and a restoration of the sense of friction that Silence interrupts and disrupts the fundamental accelerationist fantasy of smoothntegration An appropriately speedy at times even breathlessly paced Dr. Koto Vol. 9 intervention that critiues the revolutionary powers so often ascribed to accelerationalism I d sayt s a bit heavy on theory and light on examples but each chapter Sworn Sword: A Free Preview is so densely packed and forcefully argued that there s little to complain about apart from the fact that like most Zero booksncluding my own this one also would have benefited from some diligent copy editing don t think t Lanalphabète qui savait compter is entirely unfair to say that Noys critiue only comes togethern the final chapter The part on Bataille and anal economy Modern French Culinary Art -The Pellaprat of the 20th Century isndigestibly hard going as I clearly didn t have the pre reuisite background knowledge though honestly I don t see how t ties nto the rest of the book You will emerge from the other side having a better understanding of the Sum It Up: A Thousand and Ninety-Eight Victories, a Couple of Irrelevant Losses, and a Life in Perspective intellectual predecessors of contemporary accelerationism Italian fascismo futurism but not with a clear grasp of whyt Escaping the Delta: Robert Johnson and the Invention of the Blues is not a project worth beingnvested n Actually even the term contemporary accelerationism s a misnomer since accelerationism Cabal is by no means a monolithic movement Noys does mentionn passing Nick and William s Inventing the Future but he does not properly distinguish Phases of War Crimes Trials of WWII it from Nick Land type hyperstitional Shoggoth accelerationism which I believes the ntended target of his critiue of going all the way of the celebration of the merging of living labor with dead labor might have to revisit this text again Parts of this book were decidedly a bit beyond my comprehension and took awhile for me to dig around the vocabulary I am not that familiar with but beyond that I am surprised by the well roundedness of Noys s exploration of the topic As such some uotes showing his words are better than my attempt to sum them up What we can trace between anti accelerationists and accelerationists Young Junius is a strangeconvergence on nostalgia nostalgia for a vanishing possibility of socialist slow downtself aterminal slide away from socialism versus a capitalist ostalgie that can only fill n our absentfuture with past dreams of acceleration This s a painful Tales From Greenfuzz 3 irony for accelerationismnparticular which stakes so much on Ambush its futurism The nostalgias a nostalgia for forces adesire for something anything to generate enough energy and momentum to break thehorizon of the present It Leaves and Stems from Fossil Forests: A Handbook of the Paleobotanical Collections in the Illinois State Museum ismportant that this Milk Teeth: Poems is a metaphysics of forces and not forcen thesingular to account for the dispersion and linking of different possible sites nto a plane ofimmanence Accelerationism s constructive but the construct replicates the past Ein Paradies aus Nichts in the guiseof a possible futureIf accelerationism points to. We are told our lives are too fast subject to the accelerating demand that wennovate work enjoy produce and consume That’s one familiar story Another stranger story The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry is told here of those who think we haven’t gone fast enough Instead of rejecting thencreasing tempo of capitalist production they argue that we should embrace and ac. ,
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The problem of labor as the moving contradiction of capital both source of value and sueezed out by the machine then Glory, Passion, and Principle: The Story of Eight Remarkable Women at the Core of the American Revolution it tries to solve thiscontradiction by alchemising labor with the machine I want to suggest that thiss not asolution We can t speed through to some future labor delegated to the machine nor can wereturn to the good old days of labor as honest day s work In fact accelerationism On The Fence indicatesthempossibility of labor within the form of capitalism This obviously doesn t mean labordoes not take place but Mary Mc Leod Bethune Papers: The Bethune Foundation Collection (Black Studies Research Sources) it means labor can t and doesn t perform the function of politicalsocial and economic validation capitalismmplies The readiness of capitalism to abandonany particular form of labor at the drop of a hat or at the drop of the markets suggests thatlabor cannot carry the deological weight t Fenway Fiction: Short Stories from Red Sox Nation is supposed toIn his study of workersn post Apartheid South Africa Franco Barchiesi has detailed howon the one hand work s the condition of neoliberal citizenship and how on the other handit can t allow for true self reproduction The privatization of healthcare nsurancetransportation costs home ownership etc leaves those lucky enough to be Rick Stein’s Secret France in work unableto survive While labors essential for citizenship Guide to the History of the Laws and Constitutions of England: Consisting of Six Lectures, Delivered at the Colleges of Ss. Peter and Paul, Prior Park, Bath if we think of the demonization of welfare scroungers benefit cheats and so on and ont also never performs thatfunctionWhat The Legend of the Jersey Devil is also crucial about Barchiesi s arguments that he notes that the revelation of this precariousness or Black Men in Britain: An Ethnographic Portrait of the Post-Windrush Generation impossibility of labor does not simply lead to left wing political activation butn the current Tactics Illustration Works Kinoshita Sakura x Higashiyama Kazuko ideological contexts as likely to lead to anti Understanding Communication and Aging: Developing Knowledge and Awareness immigrant and anti welfare sentiments Those struggling to survive as precarious workers are as likely to turn on others as they are to start new forms of support and struggle that recognize thempossibility of work This Der Beobachter is I think one of the crucial conundrums of the present moment Accelerationism tries to resolvet An Egyptian Satire About a Condemned Building in machinicntegration and extinction which bypasses the problem of consciousness awareness and struggle Barack Obama For Beginners, Updated Edition: An Essential Guide in a logic ofmmersion We are torn by the moving contradiction of capital Drôle De Mariage into two broken halves that can t be put back togetherA working solution to be deliberatelyronic s to struggle for decommodification of ourlives Campaigns against privatization and for the return of privatized services to publiccontrol try to reduce our dependence on work by attacking the Way Work Is Supposed work s supposed for all of our self reproduction These struggles are n parallel for struggles to defendpublic services protect benefits and sustain social and collective forms of support Whilethey may be unglamorous especially compared to space travel these struggles can negate theconditions of the mpossibility of work by trying to detach work from Hold Me Again itsdeological andmaterial role as the validation of citizenship and existence This Nomad is a fascinating book that manages the balance between high theory and a social diagnosis of contemporary life It features a deep undergirding of left politics which enables the diagnosis of accelerationism as a political and cultural strategyAtts most basic this book enters the problem of speed It explores the contradictory hope and devastation of new technologies exploring the Futurists Detroit techno the cyberpunks and the dotcom bubblePerhaps most significantly Noys helps us to understand what s happening to the workplace and labour Can labour and work become any faster What will be the social cost of that accelerationism This books provides a trajectory to that answer I suspect most academic books maybe books n general are just a list of excuses for personal prejudices You believe what you want and then wave your hands until you have some mildly convincing reasons why you believe what you want to believe That s particularly easy Heaven Can Wait in continental philosophy Some academic books forcefully and shamelessly delvento polemics and the reader Friends for 300 Years: The History and Beliefs of the Society of Friends Since George Fox Started the Quaker Movement is along for the ride Other academic books are clear and precise enough that you forget you re reading some asshole with a PhD s preferences Other books aren t out and out polemics but are also shoddily reasoned so the readers left scratching their head writing n the margins and wondering why they bothered Here s where Malign Velocities comes nMalign Velocities Manhattan Muffdiver is a critiue of accelerationism What s accelerationism Its a complex heterogenous group of thinkers who generally emphasize speed technological progress and anti humanism Accelerationism Zhuangzi and the Becoming of Nothingness is now hip with the youngins because of Living Meme Nick Land vaporwave thinkpieces and of course the encroaching sense of doom and futilityn contemporary life Apparently Noys coined the term He describes *INFLUENCES AND PREDECESSORS ITALIAN FUTURISTS SOVIET POETS FRENCH THEORISTS *and predecessors Italian Futurists Soviet poets French theorists He also describes different trends n accelerationism apocalypticism terminality so on His critiue amounts to the following accelerationists are apologists to capitalism even when they think they re piercing through t they Black Knight Squadron: Book 1: Foundations indulgen a fantasy of the Real note the capital R and they forget or try to dismiss living labor Tennessee in turmoil: Politics in the Volunteer State, 1920-1932 in the productive processNoys does not furnish a single reason why you should believe any of the preceding Partly because he avoids naming his targets partly because. Celeratet Rejecting this conclusion Malign Velocities tracks this 'accelerationism' as the symptom of the misery and pain of labour under capitalism Retracing a series of historical moments of accelerationism the Italian Futurism; communist accelerationism after the Russian Revolution; the 'cyberpunk phuturism' of the ’90s and ’00. ,