Art, Activism and Economics

qr-webLocation: Studios 1 & 2, Science Gallery, Trinity College
Date: 16 February 2012
Time: 18:00 – 20:00

 

Data 51.0 brings together an international selection of media artists and theorists to explore the links between activism, art and business. Where open source, hactivism, and media art are still presented as ideologically opposed to the logics of information capitalism, the reality is that many hackerspaces receive corporate funding, open source platforms and user-generated content for the basis for many commercially oriented applications and much of the dominant media art of today is to varying degrees reliant on the financial trajectories of technological R&D.

Rather than denying this relationship or refusing to engage with the corporation, we want to ask how artists and activists might use their position in the market and their creative tools to critique, disrupt, or even potentially reshape commercial spaces from within.

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