accelerationism

The Darkness at the End of the Tunnel: Artificial Intelligence and Neoreaction

Siena Cathedral as seen through Google’s neural network

An introduction to neoreaction and the "dark enlightenment", elitist and "hyperracist" ideologies that are popular with some sections of high-tech capital. Originally published by Viewpoint Magazine.

Back to the Future: Rebranding Social Democracy

There are two ways to read Inventing the Future. One is a fairly innocent critique of the “post-68 left”, and an outline of how to build a desirable post-capitalist future through a flawed Gramscian framework. The other is a critique of working class self-activity, and a call for a benevolent class of technocrats who can gradually reform capitalism for the masses.

Malign velocities: accelerationism and capitalism - Benjamin Noys

We are told our lives are too fast, subject to the accelerating demand that we innovate more, work more, enjoy more, produce more, and consume more. That’s one familiar story. Another, stranger, story is told here: of those who think we haven’t gone fast enough. Instead of rejecting the increasing tempo of capitalist production they argue that we should embrace and accelerate it. Rejecting this conclusion, "Malign Velocities" tracks this 'accelerationism' as the symptom of the misery and pain of labour under capitalism.

#ACCELERATE: The Accelerationist Reader

libcom editor's note - some accelerationists, notably Nick Land, are closely associated with the far right 'neoreactionary' movement rather than left or radical politics. This publication is included for people who want to research this movement and is not endorsed.