, Joasia Krysa
, Anya Lewin
, et al.Brian Holmes, The Yes Men, Jeremy Valentine, Marysia Lewandowska, Neil Cummings, Esther Leslie, Conglomco Media Conglomeration, Carbon Defense League, [11 More...]
The interaction between culture and economy was famously explored by Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer by the term ‘Kulturindustrie’ (The Culture Industry) to describe the production of mass culture and power relations between capitalist producers and mass consumers. Their account is a bleak one, but one that appears to hold continuing relevance, despite being written in 1944. Today, the pervasiveness of network technologies has contributed to the further erosion of the rigid boundaries between high art, mass culture and the economy, resulting in new kinds of cultural production charged with contradictions. On the one hand, the culture industry appears to ...