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Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Accelerationist lines


I was distinguishing between different lines in my class on accelerationism today:

Left ------------------------------------------------- Right (The traditional politics line)

Esquizo ---------------------------------------------- Paranoid (The DG line)

Cyberpositive drift ---------------------------------- Imuno-identity or human security system (The CCRU line)

Weak ------------------------------------------------- Strong (The Nietzsche line)

Bodies ----------------------------------------------- Organs (The Artaud line)

Now, there is a sense in which the Nietzsche line, the Artaud line and the DG line anticipate elements of the cybernetic line, the CCRU line. Now, what happens if we take the traditional politics line to be perpendicular to the CCRU line?

................Cyberpositive drift
..........................|
..........................|
.....................\ | /
.............leftaccel\ | / Nick Land
.......................\ | /
........................\ |/
Left ----------------------------------------------- Right
..........................|
..........................|
..........................|
..........................|
...................Imuno-identity

Well, if in a sense Nick Land insists either that the two lines coincide and the left is always a defense of the human security sistem or that the traditional politics line has to go and be replaced by the CCRU line (this is, I think, the unconditional accelerationist idea), the perperndicular lines enables us to see alternatives more clearly.

More about that soon.

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