Novelty Intermediation as Accelerationist Praxis



It is no exaggeration to state that Nick Srnicek’s and Alex Williams’ (S&W) #ACCELERATE: Manifesto for an Accelerationist Politics1 served as a major breakthrough for those in support of emancipatory ideals of socially-oriented politics, but who recognized a certain uncanny symbiosis between the ever-deepening entrenchment of sociopathic politics and localist counter-status-quo movements that were failing to offer any actionable alternative. The glaring lack of an articulated paradigm fit for progressive praxis was filled by S&W’s theoretically profound, yet also, highly intuitive and hence powerful, change of perspective.