Title

A stroll through the bubbles of chemicals and men

RIS ID

88821

Publication Details

Turpin, E. (2013). A stroll through the bubbles of chemicals and men. Volume, 35 42-47.

Abstract

In flipping through the future shock images of biosynthetic speculation, it's easy to miss the historical trajectory to which biosynthetic practices belong. Etienne Turpin takes a look at the long twentieth century of 'bubble-expanding' invention and the underlying drive to maintain our sphere of seven billion people, in order to understand this trajectory. He regards proto-biosynthetic techniques like the Haber-Bosch process, which produced the agrarian revolution by synthetically introducing ammonia-based fertilizer to farm Felds, as a key to understanding the dynamics of living in this brave new biosynthetic world.

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