Nick Land

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Nick Land
Born (1962-01-17) 17 January 1962 (age 55)
Nationality British
Era Contemporary Philosophy
Region Western Philosophy
School

Continental Philosophy

Dark Enlightenment
Main interests
Notable ideas
  • Hyperstition
  • Accelerationism
  • Libidinal Materialism
  • Tic-Xenotation
  • Numogramatics

Nick Land (born 1962) is an English philosopher and writer.

Land's writing is credited with pioneering the genre known as "theory-fiction".[1] A co-founder of the 1990s collective Cybernetic Culture Research Unit, his work has been tied to the development of accelerationism and speculative realism.[2][3][4] More recently, Land has been a primary theorist and the namer of the Dark Enlightenment, a neoreactionary movement that opposes egalitarianism.[5]

History

Land was a lecturer in Continental Philosophy at the University of Warwick from 1987 until his resignation in 1998.[6] At Warwick, he and Sadie Plant co-founded the Cybernetic Culture Research Unit. He is the author of The Thirst for Annihilation: Georges Bataille and Virulent Nihilism, published in 1992, in addition to an abundance of shorter texts, many of which were published in the 1990s during Land's time with the Ccru.[7] The majority of these articles were compiled in the retrospective collection Fanged Noumena: Collected Writings 1987-2007, published in 2011. The most recent of his writings can be found in various issues of Collapse, an independent UK-based journal for philosophical research and development, and #Accelerate: The Accelerationist Reader.

He currently works as an editor at Urbanatomy in Shanghai, and teaches at the New Centre for Research & Practice.[8] Land's work is noted for its unorthodox interspersion of philosophical theory with fiction, science, poetry, and performance art.[9] He has recently started writing psychological horror fiction.

Land is founder of two electronic presses, Urbanatomy Electronic and Time Spiral Press (with Anna Greenspan).

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References

  1. Mackay, Robin. "Nick Land: An Experiment in Inhumanism." Divus. 27 February 2013.
  2. Robin Mackay and Armen Avanessian, 'Introduction' to #Accelerate: The Accelerationist Reader, (Falmouth: Urbanomic, 2014) pp.1-46
  3. Fisher, Mark. "Nick Land: Mind Games." Dazed and Confused.
  4. Fanged Noumena: Collected Writings 1987-2007',' Introduction by Ray Brassier and Robin Mackay (Falmouth, UK: Urbanomic, 2011)
  5. Bryce Laliberte, It's Not Racist to seek an "Exit". The Daily Caller. 8 November 2013. Retrieved 2 October 2014
  6. Mackay, Robin. "Nick Land: An Experiment in Inhumanism." Divus. 27 February 2013.
  7. Fisher, Mark. "Nick Land: Mind Games." Dazed and Confused.
  8. Fanged Noumena: Collected Writings 1987-2007, Introduction by Ray Brassier and Robin Mackay (Falmouth, UK: Urbanomic, 2011)
  9. Fanged Noumena: Collected Writings 1987-2007, Introduction by Ray Brassier and Robin Mackay (Falmouth, UK: Urbanomic, 2011)