Wednesday, 15 September 2010

'everything that moves is not red'

'In the serenity of the concept, let us say that everything that changes is not an event, and that suprise, velocity, disorder, may only be simulacra of the event, not its promise of truth.
Badiou 'Of an Obscure Disaster'

In the concession from an 'absolute accelerationism', which seems incoherent by definition for the usual reasons (incarnation of absolute presence, equivalence of absolute speed with stasis), to a 'relative' or 'strategic' accelerationism we confront the simulacral, and the retention of the tendency to always still insist on the acceleration of capitalism as liberation rather than the liberation of socialism/communism. Accelerationism become abstract in the pseudo-concrete.
Postscript to accelerationism
For more polemic see here and also see Tom's excellent point in the comments
Notes on the first session here
This is where the talks will appear:

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