Hoofd, I.M. (Ingrid) on Mon, 5 Sep 2016 16:39:52 +0200 (CEST)

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Re: <nettime> On Accelerationism (Fred Turner)

"... thinkers such as Baudrillard, Lyotard, and Deleuze and Guattari
turned their frustration into celebration. They not only accepted
their inability to escape capitalism; they revelled in it."

That's complete nonsense. Rather, some of their work has been
(mis)interpreted as celebratory by some misguided souls (I will not
mention any names here).

It is a pity that Turner's article sets itself up in such an
adversarial manner (with many straw-men indeed - seems he's read
some of the authors/texts only superficially), because it actually
makes many good points. Baudrillard would have pointed out that such
adversarial superficiality is in fact typical of the current stage of

Cheers, Ingrid.

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