Playing dice with mice: building experimental futures in Singapore
New Genetics and Society
Taylor & Francis
This short paper adds to debates on the unfolding spaces and logics of biotechnological development bought together in the 2009 special issue of New Genetics and Society on ‘Biopolitics in Asia’. Though an unlikely comparison between the development of the genomic sciences and the building of gambling casinos in the city state of Singapore, it reflects on the nature of political and technological investments in this South-East Asian city. It argues that Western expectations of a link between scientific practices, and civic epistemologies linked to democratic decision-making, are replaced by a rather different future orientation to scientific experimentation, economic investment and social development in Singapore.
This is a postprint of an article published in New Genetics and Society, 2011, Vol. 30, Issue 4 pp. 433 – 441 © 2011 copyright Taylor & Francis. New Genetics and Society is available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/cngs20#.UqsI0tJdU24
New Genetics and Society, 2011, Vol. 30, Issue 4 pp. 433 - 441