Tuesday, 10 August 2010

And more accelerationism reading...

The relevant section of Anti-Oedipus is posted here (as a pdf), for another (very interesting) project (as well as lots of other goodies).

Courtesy of Alberto, links to The High-Speed Society, slightly dubious but perhaps interesting collection of readings on speed/acceleration.

Here is a slightly difficult to hear video with one of the editors:



And a review in French of his work by Anselm Jappe.

In terms of fiction China's Iron Council takes the revolution = train equation literally to explore the temporality of failed revolution (acceleration or brake (Benjamin). As Joshua Clover reminds us (pdf) Neuromancer is the book of the pre-crisis period (do people still read it?), of, of course, return to Gravity's Rainbow.

3 comments:

rasmus said...

Don't forget to listen excessively to Sunroof!'s track "Universal acceleration", from their album Cloudz.

Tom said...

I don't understand the Gravity's Rainbow reference. "Neuromancer is the book of the pre-crisis period, of, of course, return to Gravity's Rainbow." So the crisis is return to Gravity's Rainbow? Or is the pre-crisis period Gravity's Rainbow?

Benjamin said...

my bad syntax, Neuromancer (according to Clover) is the book of the pre-current financial crisis accelerationism. Then, you should also return to Gravity's Rainbow as the proto-critique/model of technological / warfare / Weberian rationalisation / accelerationism. Although GR may have somehting revelant to the current crisis - it's got pretty much everything in there