Drone: Camera, Weapon,Toy: The Aestheticization of Dark Technology

Posted by marc garrett | Thu May 30th 2013 8:29 a.m.

Drone: Camera, Weapon,Toy: The Aestheticization of Dark Technology

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Patrick Lichty in his essay explores the aestheticization of unmanned mobile devices more commonly known as drones. What emerges is a cultural landscape where a burgeoning remote air force polices the globe while the images generated by them elicit a perverse visual fascination amongst certain subcultures, whilst also being flown by techno-enthusiasts. What is developing is a complex set of relations that is abstracting power, interaction, and representation.

http://www.furtherfield.org/features/articles/drone-camera-weapontoy-aestheticization-dark-technology
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