ACCELERATIONISM: A symposium on tendencies in capitalism

Old hat for many, but just ran across this symposium that was held in Berlin back in December of this year on accelerationism. Looks like it had many of the usual suspects: Ray Brassier, Benjamin Noys, Nick Srnicek, Alex Williams, Reza Negarestani, Elisabeth von Samsonow and, Josephine Berry Slater.

A symposium on tendencies in capitalism

14 December 2013, 10-20hr
Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse 29, Berlin
S/U-Bahn Alexanderplatz [map]   *

Ray Brassier sets the tone in his Wandering Abstractions saying:

‘Accelerationism’ provokes passionate condemnation and equally impassioned affirmation. Perhaps this is because what is at stake in this ‘Marxist heresy’ is our relation to the future: Is communism, understood as “the real movement which abolishes the present state of things” , the consummation of the project of modernity, or its repudiation? The version of accelerationism recently proposed by Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams affirms the former by reasserting the Enlightenment – and classical Marxist – compact between emancipation and rationality.

Noticed it offered summaries of the abstracts, as well as videos from several of the sessions: (Abstracts) and (Videos).

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