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Too drunk to give stunted growth pissed and confused attitude to fuck. Down at the local Co-op

Hacked off full stop. Apocalypse domesticus. Business ruinous. Slags nil. Pricks nil. Human consciousness growth lagging. A real techno to do about everything. Get a grip, it is shit. Breeders everywhere without a care. Get on or get out the way. Middlemen out. If you’re not learning you’re passively consuming. Study forever. Learn anyway. Otherwise succumb give up and fuck off into the waste screen, operate the machine. Help the fucked up kids born into it, thick with it, anger brews in girl crews. Enough stuffed. information superhighway right in front of your face. Read and write a way of discovery tailored to a means of survival. Never before is there so much opportunity, life for the making exposed. Do with it what you will it only gets harder. Lecturer in washing up for hire. Child labour for exchange. Kicks for free. Council estate slag training recruitment down Co-op, when spit comes to shove. West Country rules. Drop the cockney crap. Slow progress round here as far as I’m concerned and only 6-7years left.Born to self destruct.

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Accelerationism: how a fringe philosophy predicted the future we live in – Sadie Plant / Cultural Studies Department, Birmingham University referenced in The Guardian today

Key article in The Guardian today. I was one of Sadie Plant’s students from 1992-1995 in the Cultural Studies Department, University of Birmingham.

Accelerationism: how a fringe philosophy predicted the future we live in

The world is changing at dizzying speed – but for some thinkers, not fast enough. Is accelerationism a dangerous idea or does it speak to our troubled times?

by Andy Beckett


By the early 90s Land had distilled his reading, which included Deleuze and Guattari and Lyotard, into a set of ideas and a writing style that, to his students at least, were visionary and thrillingly dangerous. Land wrote in 1992 that capitalism had never been properly unleashed, but instead had always been held back by politics, “the last great sentimental indulgence of mankind”. He dismissed Europe as a sclerotic, increasingly marginal place, “the racial trash-can of Asia”. And he saw civilisation everywhere accelerating towards an apocalypse: “Disorder must increase… Any [human] organisation is … a mere … detour in the inexorable death-flow.”

Land gave strange, theatrical lectures: clambering over chairs as he spoke, or sitting hunched over, rocking back and forth. He also spiced his pronouncements with black humour. He would tell lecture audiences, “I work in the field of The Collapse of Western Civilisation Studies.” A quarter of a century on, some former Warwick philosophy students still talk about him with awe. Robin Mackay says, “I think he’s one of the most important philosophers of the last 50 years.”

But for a would-be guide to the future, Land was in some ways quite old-fashioned. Until the late 90s, he used an ancient green-screen Amstrad computer, and his initial Warwick writings contained far more references to 18th- and 19th-century philosophers – Friedrich Nietzsche was a fixation – than to contemporary thinkers or culture. The Warwick version of accelerationism did not crystallise fully until other radicals arrived in the philosophy department in the mid-90s.

Sadie Plant was one of them: a former Birmingham University lecturer in cultural studies, the study of modern popular culture. Mark Fisher, a former student of hers at Birmingham, was another incomer. He was jumpy and intense, while she was warm and approachable. For a time in the early 90s, she and Land were partners.

Like Land, Plant and Fisher had both read the French accelerationists and were increasingly hostile to the hold they felt traditional leftwing and liberal ideas had on British humanities departments, and on the world beyond. Unlike Land, Plant and Fisher were technophiles: she had an early Apple computer, he was an early mobile phone user. “Computers … pursue accelerating, exponential paths, proliferating, miniaturising, stringing themselves together,” wrote Plant in Zeroes and Ones, a caffeinated 1997 book about the development of computing. Plant and Fisher were also committed fans of the 90s’ increasingly kinetic dance music and action films, which they saw as popular art forms that embodied the possibilities of the new digital era.

With the internet becoming part of everyday life for the first time, and capitalism seemingly triumphant after the collapse of communism in 1989, a belief that the future would be almost entirely shaped by computers and globalisation – the accelerated “movement of the market” that Deleuze and Guattari had called for two decades earlier – spread across British and American academia and politics during the 90s. The Warwick accelerationists were in the vanguard.

Yet there were two different visions of the future. In the US, confident, rainbow-coloured magazines such as Wired promoted what became known as “the Californian ideology”: the optimistic claim that human potential would be unlocked everywhere by digital technology. In Britain, this optimism influenced New Labour. At Warwick, however, the prophecies were darker. “One of our motives,” says Plant, “was precisely to undermine the cheery utopianism of the 90s, much of which seemed very conservative” – an old-fashioned male desire for salvation through gadgets, in her view. “We wanted a more open, convoluted, complicated world, not a shiny new order.”

The Warwick accelerationists were also influenced by their environment. “Britain in the 90s felt cramped, grey, dilapidated,” says Mackay, “We saw capitalism and technology as these intense forces that were trying to take over a decrepit body.” To observe the process, and help hasten it, in 1995 Plant, Fisher, Land, Mackay and two dozen other Warwick students and academics created a radical new institution: the Cybernetic Culture Research Unit (CCRU). It would become one of the most mythologised groups in recent British intellectual history.

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I Love Dick – Wikipedia
Seems particularly apt viewing material today
#Media for #MothersDay

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International Women’s Day

Happy Wednesday 8th March 2017 everyone. Keep going. You can do it.

I wish to quote Dr Sadie Plant on International Wo/men’s Day ‘ (Another media construct)

As pictured page from ‘Cyberfeminism’ Hawthorne and Klein .

Jeeps! The non confrontational right to work, to justify your work, even though you now support the men – the battle of the male ego persists. You won’t get in my my way this century.

End superiority.

Yes to 1995 Cyberoptimism

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Devon bus shelter gets mystery ‘Banksy-style’ makeover

Breaking news from the village of Walkhampton, Devon near Dartmoor, the area I’m from…

A village bus shelter is being secretly decorated and furnished by an unknown person, sparking intrigue in the community.The shelter in the village of Walkhampton, Devon first had a comfortable chair installed last year.

Since then there have been regular makeovers, as the Plymouth Herald reported last week.

The identity of the reclusive renovator is unknown, prompting some to liken it to the work of graffiti artist Banksy.

Read more about the mystery bus shelter makeover and other Devon and Cornwall stories

The rector of the West Dartmoor Mission Community and village resident, the Reverend Nick Shutt, said: “Walkhampton’s own Banksy is on the loose.

“It’s a great thing and has brought a real sense of cheer to the community.”

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View paintings and buy art

View and purchase artwork from British artist Jacqueline Hammond on the website.

Many of the original paintings have now sold, but are available as prints on canvas or paper.

Please enquire as to price and availability of individual artworks by email to

Commissions welcomed.

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Painting sold in charity art auction Stars on Canvas 2016

Auctioned in aid of @Willow_Fdn for #starsoncanvas Original one-off art by Jacqueline Hammond Stars on Canvas eBay

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Stars on Canvas charity art auction ENDING SOON – 6pm Sunday 27th November 2016


Bid for my painting for Stars on Canvas 2016 now on Ebay

AUCTION ENDS at 18.58 GMT 27th November 2016 – BID ON PAINTING NOW


AUCTION ENDS at 18.58 GMT 27th November 2016 – BID ON PAINTING NOW


Stars on Canvas 2016 a charity art exhibition and auction of original pieces created by well known names from the worlds of art, illustration, sport, music and popular culture.

AUCTION ENDS at 18.58 GMT 27th November 2016 – BID ON PAINTING NOW

This is the 3rd year I’ve taken part in Stars on Canvas, previous paintings I’ve donated to Stars on Canvas, amongst well known names from the worlds of art, illustration, sport, music and popular culture have helped raise more than £230,000 for national charity, Willow Foundation, since its launch.


AUCTION ENDS at 18.58 GMT 27th November 2016 – BID ON PAINTING NOW

@willowfoundation#starsoncanvas #charity #chartityartauction #art #artist #painting

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Stars On Canvas 2012 auction ends and this painting sold for £325 – WOO HOO!!!

Stars on Canvas 2012 – My paintings raised over £400

The painting I've created depicts a day 'Beside the Seaside' here in Brighton. I have used several pebbles 'stolen' from the beach as heads for the people (and dogs) taking a stroll along the promenade. I look for natural markings, chips and contours on the pebbles that can be used to resemble facial, hair and head gear type features. A hole in the pebble becomes a mouth, a chipped area separates the face from the hair and so on. Sometimes I paint on a face, sometimes I need do no more than a dot for an eye.

Jacqueline Hammond

That’s £426 raised for the Willow Foundation. Brilliant!

Stars on Canvas is a colourful and imaginative art project created by hundreds of well-known names from the worlds of art, illustration, sport, music and entertainment. Collectively, the canvases can be seen as an exploration of modern culture – how we come to revere a diverse range of stars for their particular talents, skills and personalities, and sometimes simply for their fame.

This is your opportunity to own an original piece of artwork from a collection of over 300 artworks by stars from the worlds of stage, screen, art, music and sport, including canvases by Mo Farah, Wayne Rooney, John Hurt, Mike Leigh, Albert Irvin, Rankin and many, many more.

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All monies raised will go to the Willow Foundation and could help us to reach our 10,000th Special Day in 2013.

National charity, the Willow Foundation organises and…

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