Category Archives: Art

“Remote” – a short documentary on drone warfare I produced.

I completed this short video – just under 9 minutes – while at documentary film school in London at the end of 2015. It discusses issues relating to drone warfare. While drones are often discussed through a technological-militaristic framework, I … Continue reading

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Our drone wars are just beginning – Cartoon

This cartoon, by David Axe and Matt Bors highlights some of the key developments in U.S. drone warfare.

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Art collective in Pakistan constructs giant image of child’s face “Not a bug splat”

The piece was installed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) province, close to Pakistan’s northwest border with Afghanistan, by an art collective that includes Pakistanis, Americans and others associated with the French artist JR. The collective says it produced the work in … Continue reading

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What does a surveillance state look like?

Trevor Paglen has released these birds-eye photos of the NSA (National Security Agency, the “signals” intelligence organization, $10.8 billion dollar budget), the NRO (National Reconnaissance Office – in control of U.S. satellites, $10.3 billion dollar budget), and the NGA (National … Continue reading

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Haunting photos from inside Camp X-Ray

Photos from Camp X-Ray, the shortly-lived detention center at Guantanamo Bay that housed “the most dangerous, best-trained, vicious killers on the face of the earth.” Only it didn’t… But what’s remarkable about these pictures is how the earth is consuming … Continue reading

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Refusnik – amazing video of our impending droneworld

The Glasgow-based Butler Brothers have released their latest video, Refusnik. It’s an amazing piece that brings together John’s own thoughts about the unmanned society we are in the process of engineering. A must-see for its quality of animation, atmosphere, and … Continue reading

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Drone Art

A BBC interview with James Bridle, of Dronestegram fame. He talks about visualizing drones in London and Washington streets. He makes the point that many of our contemporary technologies are “invisible” – and hidden from public discussion and political debate. … Continue reading

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Dronestagram

An influential blogger has launched a new service that posts satellite images of areas hit by U.S. drone strikes as an Instagram feed. Dronestagram posts images drone strike locations from Google Maps Satellite view to the popular photo-sharing service along … Continue reading

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Unmanned

Unmanned is the latest release from the Italian game designers Molleindustria, who aim to ‘free video games from the dictatorship of entertainment’. Their other productions include Phone Story, ‘an educational game about the dark side of your favourite smart phone’: you have to … Continue reading

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My Drone War: by Pir Shah

A veteran journalist on the topic interviews the Taliban, and recalls his own history, to make sense of how drone warfare is impacting their operations. Tidbits from the report include: The Taliban (and al-Qaeda) have changed the behaviour, and no … Continue reading

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