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Disrupting Business

Disrupting Business: art and activism in times of financial crisis edited by Tatiana Bazzichelli & Geoff Cox
contributors: Saul Albert, Christian Ulrik Andersen, Franco Bifo Berardi, Heath Bunting, Paolo Cirio, Baruch Gottlieb, Brian Holmes, Dmytri Kleiner, Geert Lovink, Georgios Papadopoulos, Soeren Pold, Oliver Ressler, Kate Rich, Renée Ridgway, Guido Segni, Stevphen Shukaitis, Nathaniel Tkacz, Marina Vishmidt.


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.

The contributors to DATA browser 05: DISRUPTING BUSINESS address these questions at the intersection art, activism and the business concept of disruptive innovation.

details: Title DISRUPTING BUSINESS Authors Various contributors, edited by Tatiana Bazzichelli & Geoff Cox Publisher Autonomedia (DATA browser 05) Copyright 2013 (all texts released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License) 234 pages Paper Perfectbound, 210x148 mm ISBN 9781570272646 Price 15.00 Euros / £ 13.00 - BUY BOOK or FREE DOWNLOAD

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