October 30th: Malign Velocities with David Joselit and Benjamin Noys

Oct 30, 2014, 6:30 pm
The James Gallery

Are we living too fast? Are we yielding to increasing demands that we produce, innovate, and consume more and more quickly? Or are we not yet moving fast enough? Join Benjamin Noys in conversation about his new book, Malign Velocities, in which he explores the argument for embracing the increasing tempo of capitalist production. Noys tracks this ‘accelerationism’ as a symptom of the misery and pain of labor under capitalism. Retracing a series of historical moments of accelerationism, Noys suggests the need for a new politics that truly challenges the supposed pleasures of speed.

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Sponsored by The Center for Humanities, and Accelerationism and Speculative Realism Seminar in the Humanities.