E-flux

A Critique of the Accelerationist Manifesto

Plan C of Leeds have had a discussion about the Accelerationist Manifesto. Personally, I was quite intrigued by the manifesto, although I couldn’t really bring myself to accept it. I appreciated it for its foresight and modernity, for its focus on the future and of pragmatism. At the same time, precisely those things also echo nostalgia of some old Party, some old communist cadre. Plan C seem to have identified similar tendencies. Both seeing something ‘leninist’ in the manifesto, but also seeing something as at least positing an alternative to tactics that have not proven to be as effective as was hoped for. At least bringing it to the surface.

I hope to be able to get back to this in due time.

EDIT: Apparently Antonio Negri has written a little sumthin’ sumthin’ on the Accelerationist Manifesto as well! Haven’t had time to read it yet, but you should!

And, as before, I hope to be able to get back to that as well.