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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
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. Continue reading
2014 is the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Birmingham Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies. This project, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, marks this anniversary by reflecting on the legacies of the Centre.
How interesting! I have recently been revisiting the key figures, concepts and work i did for my degree almost 20 years ago and have now found that the department is conducting a project to mark the 50th anniversary of the … Continue reading