Nick Land

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Nick Land in the 1990s
Nick Land in the 1990s

Nick Land is the creator of accelerationism, and active essayist in the 1990s and 2000s. He has now largely disappeared - he currently resides in China which he calls a fundamentally accelerationist country. Nick Land is best known for essays like ‘Meltdown’ and ‘Cybergothic.’ His work is largely influenced by mid-late 20th century thinkers, most notably Giles Deleuze, Felix Guattari and Jean-Francois Lyotard. Within (his own) accelerationism, Land is positioned as r/acc, as opposed to l/acc.

Land, while at Warwick University in 1995, collaborated with Sadie Plant and Mark Fisher to form the CCRU (Cybernetic Cultural Research Unit.)

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