Biotechnology, Democracy, and Revolution

Biotechnology is a question of power. It is a question about the power to decide what kind of technologies a society will use and for what purpose. In this way, biotechnology is linked to the broader question of political power and democracy. It leads us to think about how we, as a society, make vital …

By Chaia Heller | January 1st, 2005 | Article Archive | 0 Comments |

McDonalds, MTV, and Monsanto: Resisting Biotechnology in the Age of Informational Capital

Introduction: Biotechnology as a Mode of Production A thing is a history of a thing, and more. Indeed, history is a tangled web with frayed edges, each woven into what came before. And so it is with biotechnology. To understand it, we must understand its history, the wider universe of people, places, and things that …

By Chaia Heller | January 1st, 2005 | Article Archive | 0 Comments |

Notes on an Ecology of Everyday Life

If I can’t dance in your revolution, I’m not coming. – Emma Goldman We need to rethink desire in social, rather than romantic or individualistic terms. This is crucial because, while our society offers us a variety of ways to describe the many dimensions of romantic and individualistic desire, we are offered a paltry vocabulary …

By Chaia Heller | January 1st, 1999 | Article Archive | 0 Comments |