ACCELERATE MANIFESTO FOR AN ACCELERATIONIST POLITICS
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If Newton lived in these dark days he would probably reformulate his laws following the formula of accelerationism. By nature manifestos are linked to time, build upon a time. For Alex Williams and Nick Srnicek time is a raw material that can only be released from its use and contract by means of acceleration.
If any system has been associated with ideas of acceleration it is capitalism. The essential metabolism of capitalism demands economic growth, with competition between individual capitalist entities setting in motion, increasing technological developments in an attempt to achieve competitive advantage, accompanied by increasing social dislocation. In its neoliberal form, its ideological self-presentation is one of liberating the forces of creative destruction, setting free ever-accelerating technological and social innovations.
By nature manifests are linked to time, that is, they depend on a time. The accelerationist manifesto makes time the reason of the manifesto, not the necessary time that a thing needs to fulfill its objective but the time that capitalism needs to capitalize. For Alex Williams and Nick Srnicek, time is a raw material that can only be released from its obligations and contracts through acceleration. If Newton lived in these dark days he would probably reformulate his laws following the formula of accelerationism. Published by Gato Negro Editions, 2016
Softcover, risograph printed, 60pg
4.5 x 6.5"