This is a 33-minute documentary I produced about drone warfare. It covers a lot of ground–from the history of air power, to signature strikes, miniaturized swarming, the future of policing, the role of autonomous AI, and what it all means for us – humanity.
My ambition for this video was always to situate drones within a deeper (philosophical) consideration about the human condition. For this reason, the title of the documentary–Remote–plays on the the ideas of remote violence but also a remote society.
The documentary draws from my 2016 book, Predator Empire: Drone Warfare and Full Spectrum Dominance, published by the University of Minnesota Press.
The documentary is entirely for educational, non-commercial purposes, and no copyright infringement intended. I gratefully acknowledge the support of the ESRC, the Urban Studies Foundation, and the University of Glasgow. The content of the video represents my views, and not necessarily any of these organizations.