Days of Phuture Past

Accelerationism in the Present Moment Benjamin Noys (2013)

Accelerate the Process

Classical Accelerationism

“impending human extinction becomes accessible as a dance floor.” Nick Land

‘as if a tendril of tomorrow were burrowing back’
Machinic revolution must therefore go in the opposite direction to socialistic regulation; pressing towards ever more uninhibited marketization of the processes that are tearing down the social field, ‘still further’ with ‘the movement of the market, of decoding and deterritorialization’ and ‘one can never go far enough in the direction of deterritorialization: you haven’t seen anything yet’. • Nick Land

“neo-China arrives from the future.” Nick Land

Detroit: Techno City

“Today the automobile plants use robots and computers to make their cars. I’m more interested in Ford’s robots than Gordy’s music.” Juan Atkins Motown / Fordism Transmat / Post-Fordism

"During the greatest Holocaust the world has ever known, pregnant America-bound African slaves were thrown overboard by the thousands during labour for being sick and disruptive cargo. Is it possible that they could have given birth at sea to babies that never needed air? Are Drexciyans water-breathing aquatically mutated descendants of those unfortunate victims of human greed? Recent experiments have shown a premature human infant saved from certain death by breathing liquid oxygen through its underdeveloped lungs."

“factories are closing and people are drifting away” says derrick, “the old industrial detroit is falling apart, the structures have collapsed. It’s the murder capital of america. six year olds carry guns and thousands of black people have stopped caring if they ever work again. if you make music in that environment it can’t be straight music. in britain you have new order, well our music is the new disorder.”

Contemporary Accelerationism


High-Frequency Abstraction

Algorithmic Architecture

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