August 17, 2022
Johnson hosts two-day event analyzing agriculture biotechnology and the information economy
Laurie Johnson, professor of political science, will host a special two-day event at 7 p.m. CDT Aug. 23 and 8:30 p.m. CDT Sept. 20 via Zoom.
Joined by former K-State alumnus and current doctoral candidate at Washington University in St. Louis, Jakob Hanschu, 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 Kloppenburg's "First the Seed: The Political Economy of Plant Biotechnology, 1492-2000," they'll aim to produce a conceptually hybrid critical-theoretical approach to agricultural biotechnology and digital capitalism.
This is a ticketed event, with sales ending Sunday, Aug. 21.