chapter  8
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Art Interrupting Business, Business Interrupting Art: Re(de)fi ning the Interface between Business and Society


Tensions between global corporations and digital artists who use business as an artistic and activist medium reveal rough edges in the interface between business and society. This interaction can be seen as a space where the interface between business and society is being challenged, with artists performing online art that raises awareness about hidden aspects of business practices. As digital artists place the spotlight on activities and business strategies that are not part of corporate plans for communicating their “transparency,” they also work to reconfi gure and re(de)fi ne this interface.