Orientation, Acceleration Futurity, with Robin McKay

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A lecture and discussion group, with food, drink and philosophy.

Accelerationism is the name of a contemporary political heresy: the insistence that the only radical political response to capitalism is not to protest, disrupt, critique, or détourne it, but to accelerate and exacerbate its uprooting, alienating, decoding, abstractive tendencies.

In this lecture and discussion group, Robin Mackay spoke about orientation and futurity in the context of accelerationism, with particular references to Ray Brassier’s essay Prometheanism and its Critics. Listen below.

Robin Mackay is a philosopher and editor and publisher of Collapse Journal of Philosophical Research and Development. His work addresses contingency and hyper chaos. He has written about, interviewed, translated and published the key thinkers associated with speculative realism and non-philosophy.

We will be reading Ray Brassier’s essay Prometheanism and its Critics in advance of the lecture. Email info@badvibesclub.co.uk to book a place and get a pdf copy of the essay.