Curators of new media, net activists, writers and artists discuss the link between global capitalism and digital art. This symposium responded to Tate Britain’s Art and Money Online exhibition, with a series of panel discussions and talks around the question of whether net artists’ opposition to capitalism is plausible or desirable in the current economic condition

Art and Money Online Symposium – Part 1: Introduction, Julian Stallabrass

Welcome and introduction to the symposium by Julian Stallabrass

 Writer and curator of Tate exhibition Art and Money Online, Julian Stallabrass, provides an introduction to the themes of the symposium and introduces the first speakers.

Art and Money Online Symposium – Part 2: Frank Guerrero and Ray Thomas

Opening address by Frank Guerrero and Ray Thomas, USA RTMark, USA Play

Artists Frank Guerrero and Ray Thomas of USA RTMark, who describe themselves as a ‘funding system or alternative investment house for ant-corporate sabotage’, talk about their work and outline some of the projects they have supported in their anti-corporate sabotage.

Art and Money Online Symposium – Part 3: John Tomlinson

John Tomlinson of Nottingham Trent University, UK

 John Tomlinson, Professor of Cultural Sociology at  Nottingham Trent University, discusses UK globalisation, capitalsim and cultural imperialism.

Art and Money Online Symposium – Part 4: Jon Thomson and Alison Craighead

Presentation by Jon Thomson and Alison Craighead, Thomson & Craighead, UK

Artists Jon Thomson and Alison Craighead discuss their practise and outline some of the projects they have created.

Art and Money Online Symposium – Part 5: Jackie Hatfield

Presentation by Jackie Hatfield, Womens Research Group, University of Westminster, UK

Video artist Jackie Hatfield of the Womens Research Group, a group of women artists and theorists who work across interdisciplinary media, discusses counter-cultural practise in video.

Art and Money Online Symposium – Part 6: Josephine Berry

Presentation by Josephine Berry, Mute Magazine, UK

Jospehine Berry, writer and Deputy Editor of Mute Magazine, a magazine dedicated to online culture, discusses internet art.

Art and Money Online Symposium – Part 7: Panel discussion

Panel discussion and question and answer session

A panel consisting of Julian Stallabrass, Thomson & Craighead (Jon Thomson and Alison Craighead), Jackie Hatfiled and Josephine Berry answer questions from the audience around some of the themes discussed in their presentations.

Art and Money Online Symposium – Part 8: James Wallbank

Demonstration: How to build your own website by James Wallbank of the Redundant Technology Initiative, UK

James Wallbank of the Redundant Technology Initiative, demonstrates how you can build your own website using free software and very little expertise.

Art and Money Online Symposium – Part 9: Julian Stallabrass

Presentation by writer and curator Julian Stallabrass

Julian Stallabrass, writer and curator of the exhibition Art and Money Online, outlines some of the themes around net art as presented in the exhibition and addressed in the conference.

Art and Money Online Symposium – Part 10: Panel discussion

Panel Discussion: Resistance, Capitalism and Art Online

A panel made up of some of the guest speakers involved in the symposium, discuss some of the themes and issues raised during the day’s presentations around themes of resistance, capitalism and art online.

A fresh and interdisciplinary approach is taken to this visual politics debate, as economists, geographers, and writers add their views. Parallel sessions on globalisation and gender, culture and technology, astrology, and web site construction also took place alongside the presentations and panel discussions.