All posts by Taylor R. Genovese

Taylor R. Genovese is an STS Ph.D. Candidate and anthropologist at Arizona State University studying radical (techno)politics, the Russian Cosmists, and Silicon Valley. More at: and on Twitter @trgenovese.

A photo looking up at the Biosphere 2 building. It looks like a large, futuristic snake coiling from the bottom with a large tower, its head, jutting toward the sky.

The decadence and depravity of Biosphere 2

Biosphere 2 is an Earth systems research facility on occupied Tohono O’odham land (in so-called Oracle, Arizona, just north of Cuk Ṣon, so-called Tucson). It has a rather strange history. What started as a utopian project to test the feasibility of a closed ecological system for use in future outer space habitats, it ran into highly publicized ...