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InDEBTed to Intervene

Critical Lessons in Debt, Communication, Art, and Theoretical Practice

As governments and individuals struggle with growing indebtedness, the topic of debt itself—what it is, what it means, and how we understand it—has never been more salient. This collection brings together a range of contributions from many disciplines and around the world to consider debt through various lenses, including design, art, technology, political economy, social justice, surveillance, protest, education, urban and virtual spaces, and more. Aiming not just to advance scholarship, but to push ahead real change in the world, the book offers not only analytical insights and conceptual apparatuses, but practical tools and radical inspirations as well. A powerful analysis of a concept that has become ever more central to everyday society, Indebted to Intervene will be essential reading for scholars and citizens alike.

224 pages | 120 color plates | 6 x 8 | © 2013

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Table of Contents

Oliver Vodeb, Nikola Janovic Kolenc

Debt as a Mode of Governance
Nikola Janovic Kolenc

Indebted Interaction: The Wages of the Digital Economy
Mark Andrejevic

From the Fetish Character of Commodity to the Fetish of Interest-Bearing Capital
Sašo Furlan

Cyber-Debt, Barter, and Gift Economies
George Petelin

Overcoming the Fear of Exercising Our True Desires
Nenad Jelesijevic

Debt in the American Economy: Busted Bubbles and Booming Inequality
Daniel Marcus

Debt and Public Communication: Towards an Interspatial Counterpractice
Oliver Vodeb

Type Illustrations
Ben Mangan

Debt Friendly Competition 2012

Party’s Over, Starts Over
Lydia Dambassina (Greece)

On the Other Side of the Mirror
Katarzyna Pagowska (Poland)

First World Problems + Consumed
Ashlea Gleeson (Australia)

Change Your Mind. Change Our World.
Darcy Mangan (Australia)

The New World Order
Mariyah Arif (United Arab Emirates)

Debt Machine
Belinda Li (Australia)

Rich Uncle Pennybags’s Game of Debt
Andrew Cox (Australia)

00.05.00: Debt Doom
Aaron Croft (Australia)

Savers’ Credit Card: The Card that Pays You
Charles Mayfield (Australia)

ATM Sale
Lucy-Ann Moore (Australia)

Wonderland Series
Vladimír Turner, Sergi Palau (Czech Republic)

Tunnel Vision: Campbell Newman’s Tunnel Vision: A Cost-Benefit Analysis.
Luke Robertson, Gem Copeland, Aaron Gillett (Australia)

Loquitur Muros
Bleeps and Dimitris Petalas (Greece)

The Third Deadly Sin
Majida AlSafadi, Sarah Zohair, Omnia ElAfifi (United Arab Emirates)

Value Quest Bourse: An Electronic Allegory of Casino Capitalism
Eduard Balaz, Ivan Blagojevic / Urtica Art Group (Serbia)

Surplus Debt
Søren Rosenbak (Denmark)

Debt, How to Get out of it
Antonio Rollo (Italy)

What is Your Occupation?: Mediations on and Mediating the Corporeal Self and Corporate Society
Johnny Merryman (USA)

Escape from the Tyranny of Things
Aaris Sherin (USA)

Instincts on Debt
Brendan Ross (Australia)

Lukas Lehmann (Germany)

Let’s Play Tag: Culture Jamming Harvey Norman
Paul Kimbell, Nicola Paris (Australia)

Call Centre Experience! Contact Centre Emulator
Ivan Kozenitzky (Argentina)

Speculative Numismatics
Anja Groten (Germany)

Safety First
Vladimír Turner, Ondrej Mladý (Czech Republic)

Kaja Kisilak, Janez Plešnar, Goran Ivašic (Slovenia)

Keith Armstrong (Australia)

In Search of Extradisciplinary Dialogue and Intervention: Debt and Brisbane
Oliver Vodeb

In Memoriam: Zravko Papic, Shoaib Nabi Ahmad

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