Nick Land

The Future is the Past: The Failure of Accelerationism

There is a major difference between what is now called ‘accelerationism’ and its utopian futurist influences from the early 20th century: whether human reason is powerful enough to not only overcome the conditions of capitalism but ultimately the biological limits …

The Future is the Past: The Failure of Accelerationism

Accelerating Capitalism; the internal tensions of Accelerationism

Accelerationism talk – Rotterdam – 19.4.15 I want to begin by admitting that I am not an Accelerationist. I usually work between the fields of philosophy, art and politics, and my main reference point is the work of Deleuze and …

Accelerating Capitalism; the internal tensions of Accelerationism

Compositional Mutations: Nick Land and Libidinal Materialism

With the  libidinal reformulation of being as composition ‘one acquires degrees of being, one loses  that which  has being’. – Nick Land, A Thirst for Annihilation Tracing Nietzsche’s libidinal energetics Nick Land would see four major thrusts: 1) a concerted questioning …

Compositional Mutations: Nick Land and Libidinal Materialism

The Suicidal Civilization: Technopessimism and the Coming Collapse

…suicide is the decisive political act of our times. ― Franco “Bifo” Berardi, Precarious Rhapsody It is not worth the bother of killing yourself, since you always kill yourself too late. ― Emile Cioran, The Trouble with being Born Base …

The Suicidal Civilization: Technopessimism and the Coming Collapse

Locating the Alt-Right: Nick Land’s Romantic Irrationalism as Critical Delirium

As the nascent rise of a populist right in Western Europe and North America has made clear, left-leaning politics have been unable to channel the anti-establishment impulses of the most socio-economically marginalized into a sort of grounded (yet, importantly, non-totalizing) …

Locating the Alt-Right: Nick Land’s Romantic Irrationalism as Critical Delirium

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