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DISRUPTING BUSINESS: Art and Activism in Times of Financial Crisis

Edited by Tatiana Bazzichelli & Geoff Cox
Published by Autonomedia
CC 2013 (all texts released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License)
ISBN 9781570272646
Paper perfectbound, 210x148 mm
234 pages

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The book explores some of the interconnections between art, activism and the business concept of disruptive innovation. With a backdrop of the crisis of financial capitalism, austerity cuts in the cultural sphere, the idea is to focus on potential art strategies in relation to a broken economy. In a perverse way, we ask whether this presents new opportunities for cultural producers to achieve more autonomy over their production process? If it is indeed possible or desirable, what alternative business models emerge? The book is concerned broadly with business as (artistic) material for reinvention, including critical writing and examples of art/activist projects.


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Geoff Cox & Tatiana Bazzichelli


Franco Bifo Berardi

If We Can't Stop Corporations from Hiding in The Cayman Islands to Avoid Taxes, We All Need to Become Pirates

Paolo Cirio

Mimesis of the Hardened and Alienated

Marina Vishmidt

Too Big to Fail

Oliver Ressler

The Subject of the Crisis

Georgios Papadopoulos

Feral Trade

Kate Rich

All Your Aesthetic Management Is Belong to Us

Stevphen Shukaitis

Miscommunication Technologies

Dmytri Kleiner & Baruch Gottlieb

The Lost Illusions of an Amazonian Forkbomb

Christian Ulrik Andersen & Søren Bro Pold


Saul Albert

Crowdfunding: Monetizing the Crowd?

Renée Ridgway

Internet Beggar

Heath Bunting

Friends With Money

Geert Lovink & Nathaniel Tkacz

One Finger Response

Guido Segni

Crisis Theory for Complex Societies

Brian Holmes

Notes on Contributors

Produced with support from Aarhus University Ideas (Disruptive Innovation in Digital Art/Activism and Business) and Participatory IT Research Centre, Aarhus University.