Register for our latest short series on Agricultural Biotechnology and the Information Economy on Eventbrite! We are requesting a donation of any amount for this five session series with Jakob Hanschu and Laurie Johnson.
This short series will analyze the political economy of agricultural biotechnology using insights from critical studies of the information era. Through a juxtaposition of McKenzie Wark’s A Hacker Manifesto with Jack Kloppenberg’s First the Seed: The Political Economy of Plant Biotechnology, 1492-2000, we aim to produce a conceptually hybrid critical-theoretical approach to agricultural biotechnology and digital capitalism. Key Questions: Can we understand seeds as information? What happens when they become intellectual property? Who should own the information to feed the world?