Nick Srnicek

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Nick Srnicek
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Srnicek in 2018
EraContemporary philosophy
RegionWestern philosophy
SchoolContinental philosophy
Speculative realism[1]
Main interests
Political philosophy

Nick Srnicek (born 1982)[3] is a Canadian writer and academic. He is currently a lecturer in Digital Economy in the Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London.[4] Srnicek is associated with the political theory of accelerationism and a post-scarcity economy.


Srnicek took a double major in Psychology and Philosophy[5] before completing an MA at the University of Western Ontario in 2007.[6] He proceeded to a PhD at the London School of Economics, completing his thesis in 2013 on "Representing complexity: the material construction of world politics".[7] He has worked as a Visiting Lecturer at City University and the University of Westminster.[8]


  • (ed., with Levi Bryant and Graham Harman), The Speculative Turn: Continental Materialism and Realism (, 2011), introduction at
  • with Alex Williams, '#ACCELERATE: Manifesto for an accelerationist politics', in Dark Trajectories: Politics of the Outside, ed. by Joshua Johnson (New York: Name Publications, 2013), pp. 135–55,
  • with Alex Williams, 'On Cunning Automata: Financial Acceleration at the Limits of the Dromological', in Collapse 8, ed. by Robin MacKay (Windsor Quary, UK: Urbanomic, 2013), pp. 9–52,
  • Srnicek, Nick and Alex Williams (2015). Inventing the future : postcapitalism and a world without work. London: Verso.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  • Platform Capitalism (Polity, 2016):
  • Hester, Helen and Nick Srnicek (2020) After Work: The Fight for Free Time. London: Verso.
Critical studies and reviews of Srnicek's work


  1. ^ Bryant, Levi; Harman, Graham; Srnicek, Nick (2011). The Speculative Turn: Continental Materialism and Realism. Melbourne, Australia: p. 164. ISBN 978-0-9806683-4-6.
  2. ^ "Accelerationism: How a fringe philosophy predicted the future we live in". 11 May 2017.
  3. ^ Katarzyna Piasecka, 'Accelerationism: Tomorrow, we're not going to work!', CafeBabel (Feb. 22, 2016),
  4. ^ Official page
  5. ^ Laureano Ralón, ' Interview with Nick Srnicek', Figure/Ground (29 December 2011), Archived 2016-07-16 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Nick Srnicek, 'Assemblage Theory, Complexity and Contentious Politics: The Political Ontology of Gilles Deleuze' (Unpublished MA thesis, University of Western Ontario, 2007),[permanent dead link].
  7. ^ Srnicek, Nick (2013). Representing complexity: the material construction of world politicse (PhD). London School of Economics and Political Science. Retrieved 14 October 2021.
  8. ^ Katarzyna Piasecka, 'Accelerationism: Tomorrow, we're not going to work!', CafeBabel (Feb. 22, 2016),
  9. ^ Online version is titled "Is there any point to protesting?"

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