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Notes

Introduction to Accelerationism

Benjamin Noys: Noys 2010, Noys 2014.

Alex Williams and Nick Srnicek: Williams and Srnicek 2013.

Hyperbolic Futures: Shaviro 2011.

Pop Apocalypse: Konstantinou 2009.

Bertolt Brecht: Benjamin 1998, 121.

Science fiction as extrapolation: Shaviro 2003.

The virtual: Deleuze 1994.

Tendential processes: Marx 1993, Part III (chapters 13–15).

Real without being actual: Deleuze 1994, 208.

The Communist Manifesto: Marx and Engels 2002.

Parallax: Karatani 2003, Žižek 2006.

At a certain stage of development: Marx 1979.

Event versus situation: cf. Badiou 2013.

Audre Lord: Lorde 2007, 110–14.

Jameson on capitalism today: Jameson 2011, 9.

Neoliberalism: Foucault 2008; Harvey 2007.

Even our sleep: Crary 2013.

Hyperobjects: Morton 2013.

Networks of media technologies: Hansen 2014.

Capitalism’s self-renewal through crisis: Harvey 2011, 215.

Sheer aimless infinity: Bloch 1986, 140.

Uncertainty versus risk: Keynes 1937.

Hyperchaos: Meillassoux 2008, 101–7.

Black-Scholes Formula: cf. Ayache 2010.

Efficient Market Hypothesis: see the analyais in Henwood 1998.

Affirmative speculation: uncertain commons 2013.

Premediation: Grusin 2010.

Capitalist realism: Fisher 2009.

Network society: Castells 2000; Shaviro 2003.

Small is beautiful: Schumacher 2010.

Bridge to the eighteenth century: Postman 2000.

Noys on accelerationism: Noys 2010. For a more recent and focused discussion, see Noys 2014.

Anti-Oedipus: Deleuze and Guattari 1983.

Libidinal Economy: Lyotard 1993.

To go further still: Deleuze and Guattari 1983.

Nick Land: Land 2011.

Creative destruction: Schumpeter 1984.

Virulent nihilism: Land 1991.

Deleuze on alienation and exploration: Deleuze 1990, 161.

Manifesto: Williams and Srnicek 2013.

Jameson on Wal-Mart: Jameson 2009, chapter 16 (410–34).

McLuhan on media potentials: McLuhan 1994.

Cavell on the possibilities of a medium: Cavell 1979, 31–32.

Catallaxy: Hayek 1978, 107–32.

Men make their own history: Marx 1994.

Realms of necessity and freedom: Marx 1993, chapter 48.

Stubborn fact: Whitehead 1978, 43.

Wounds of the Spirit: Hegel 1977, 407.

Alliances: Latour 1988.

Barrier of capitalist production: Deleuze and Guattari 1983, 231, citing Marx 1993, chapter 15, section 2. (In the translation of Capital Volume 3 that I am using here, the citation reads: “the true barrier to capitalist production is capital itself”).

Market Forces: Morgan 2005.

Foucault on neoliberal competition: Foucault 2008, 120.

Woken Furies: Morgan 2007.

Kurt Russell movie: cf. Kurt Russell as Snake Plissken in John Carpenter’s Escape from New York (1981) and Escape from L.A. (196).

Accelerationist Aesthetics

Tout se résume dans l’Esthétique et l’Économie politique: Mallarmé 1895.

Determination in the last instance: Althusser 2006, 123.

Aesthetics becomes first philosophy: Harman 2007, 205.

Kant on aesthetic judgment: Kant 2000. Disinterest, 91 and 96. Enjoying cuisine, 96. Enjoyment in safety, 144. Noncognitive, 215–16.

Escapism versus escape: Miéville 2000.

Wittgenstein on inner experience: Wittgenstein 1953. Wheel as useless mechanism, 101 (section 271). Not a something but not a nothing either: 109 (section 304).

Formal and real subsumption: Marx 2004, Appendix, 943–1084; Hardt and Negri 2001, 24–25.

Vampire-like: Marx 2004, 342.

An entrepreneur of himself: Foucault 2008, 226.

The common: Hardt 2010.

A veritable Kantian Antinomy of the aesthetic: by analogy to Kant’s Antinomy of Pure Reason, Kant 1998, 459–550.

Aesthetic production today: Jameson 1990, 4–5.

Aesthetics as unique selling point: Postrel 2004, 2, quoting an unnamed business executive.

Affective labor: Hardt and Negri 2001.

Impalpable commodities: Biehl-Missal and Saren 2012.

Cognitive capitalism: Moulier Boutang 2012.

Tendential fall of the rate of profit: Marx 1993, Part III (chapters 13–15).

Financial derivatives with no underlying: Ayache 2010.

Thresholds, intensities, and modulations: Deleuze 1997, 177–82 (“Postscript on Control Societies”).

Push it to the limit: James 2012.

No external standpoint: Hardt and Negri 2001, 32.

New spirit of capitalism: Boltanski and Chiapello 2007.

The most intense lives: James 2012.

Deleuze on Nietzsche: Deleuze 2004, 258.

Neveldine and Taylor’s Gamer: for an extended discussion, see Shaviro 2010, 93–130.

Enlightened cynicism: Sloterdijk 1988.

Excess as overdrive of normality: James forthcoming.

Hotshot: Peter Watts, “Hotshot,” in Strahan 2014 (n.p.).

Koch brothers: Pareen 2014; Valentine 2014; Abrams 2014.

Justice instinct: Watts 2014.

“The People of Sand and Slag”: Bacigalupi 2010, 49–68.

Capitalist realism: Fisher 2009.

Parasites on the Body of Capital

La politique du pire: Noys 2010, 5.

Constant revolutionizing: Marx and Engels 2002.

Disenchantment: “Science as a Vocation,” in Weber 2004.

Intelligibility detached from meaning: Brassier 2011b.

Science as the construction of inferential links: Brassier 2011a.

The expropriators are expropriated: Marx 2004, 929.

No one has ever died of contradictions: Deleuze and Guattari 1983, 151. Thanks to Wolfendale 2014 for reminding me of this citation.

Bad infinity: Hegel 2010, 109 and passim.

Capital as vampire: Marx 2004, 342.

Violent destruction of capital: Marx 1973, 749–50.

The deliberate creation of lack: Deleuze and Guattari 1983, 28.

Epidemic of overproduction: Marx and Engels 2002.

The future is already here: This quotation is so widely cited, and in so many contexts, that it is impossible to give a single source. Apparently William Gibson did say it, on multiple occasions. Its first use is unknown.

Keynes on the economic problem: Keynes 1930, 364 and 366–67.

The unemployed person’s hopes for his great-grandchildren: Schumpeter 1984, 145.

Hayek versus Keynes: Skidelsky 2006.

Cultivating the passions: Fourier 1972.

The Soul of Man under Socialism: Wilde 2001, 141 and passim.

One thing today and another tomorrow: Marx and Engels 1998, 53.

Doing away with labor: Marx and Engels 1998, 60.

Eagleton on Wilde: “Communism: Lear or Gonzalo?” In Douzinas and Žižek 2010, 104 and 101–9.

Foucault’s late works: See, e.g., “The Ethics of the Concern of the Self as a Practice of Freedom,” in Foucault 1998, 281–301.

24/7 universe: Crary 2013, 10.

Self-branding: Beals 2008.

Sublime versus beautiful: See Shaviro 2009, 1–16, and Shaviro 2014, 43.

Bliss versus pleasure: Barthes 1975.

Less than All cannot satisfy Man: “There is No Natural Religion [b],” in Blake 1997, 2.

Those who restrain desire: “The Marriage of Heaven and Hell,” in Blake 1997, 34.

Desire what he is incapable of possessing: “There is No Natural Religion [b],” in Blake 1997, 2.

Striving versus enjoying: Keynes 1930, 368.

Insatiable needs: Keynes 1930, 365.

Love of money as a disgusting morbidity: Keynes 1930, 369.

Economics as science of human behavior: cited in Foucault 2008, 222.

Extension of economics to noneconomic phenomena: Foucault 2008, 240.

Piero Sraffa: Sraffa 1960.

Capitalist realism: Fisher 2009.

“Manifesto for an Accelerationist Politics”: Williams and Srnicek 2013.

Posthumanism and transhumanism: See Roden 2012.

“Phylogenesis”: Di Filippo 2002, 43–57.

Body without organs: Deleuze and Guattari 1983, 7–16.