Out now – Disrupting Business: art and activism in times of financial crisis

Cover_final_printondemand.inddThe book represents the 5th and latest release of the DATA Browser series and tackles 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.

Further information, including contents, order or download possibilities (the later is for free), visit www.data-browser.net/05

Saul Albert | Christian Ulrik Andersen | Franco Bifo Berardi | Heath Bunting | Paolo Cirio | Baruch Gottlieb | Brian Holmes | Dmytri Kleiner | Geert Lovink | Georgios Papadopolous | Soeren Pold | Oliver Ressler | Kate Rich | Renée Ridgway | Guido Segni | Stevphen Shukaitis | Nathaniel Tkacz | Marina Vishmidt

Edited by Tatiana Bazzichelli & Geoff Cox

The DATA browser series of books explores issues at the intersection of art, technology and cultural politics. Previous books can be explored, acquired or downloaded on www.data-browser.net/ .