Dear Carlo & Co Where is Nick Land now? What is he up to? Can he be brought back to philosophy and critical theory? I read "Fanged Noumea" when it was released a couple of years ago (I guess most Nettime members did) and remembered how inspired I was by Land's perspective in the 1990s on "the flat chaos" that would become the Internet. Although my take it would be more Deleuzian-nomadic than Land's accelerationist take (you either base your ideology on that worked in The Tribe or what worked during Feudalism), he is still a massive inspiration and a truly creative thinker. So his mind would certainly be a welcome prodigal return for current critical debate. Last I heard, Land was in Shanghai and busy doing pop culture and writing psychological fiction. If he is still around there, maybe I could find him for an interview when I'm in Shanghai in April?
Best intentions Alexander Bard 2018-03-02 13:24 GMT+01:00 carlo von lynX <l...@time.to.get.psyced.org>: > Bumped into an amazing documentary from 1994: depicting the future > of society in the age of the Internet. Some statements are funny or > sad for their naivity, some others are chilling as they predict the > advent of the great Internet monopolies. > "Visions Of Heaven and Hell" - https://www.youtu.be/GMdPLxbuc8Q > > "I think it could be a disaster scenario, as this new technology > comes to its fruition, with fewer people getting richer and more > people getting poorer. And I think it could mean the collapse of > society as indeed the collapse of the world civilisation and a > new dark age. And the only thing that I think in the end can save > that, is if the people who master this technology, the new rich, > the new intellighenzia, can actually think beyond themselves. If > they can realise, that the best form of selfishness is unselfish- > ness. That if they don't actually invest in people other than > themselves, beyond themselves, they will destroy themselves." > Charles B. Handy, 1994.
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