How and why to protect ourselves from unmanned aerial vehiclesPosted on by Lot Amorós
Air space is public space, we all have the right to fly, but also the right to protect ourselves. Having an aircraft flying overhead can become a very intimidating situation when we do not know the pilot or the nature of the flight.
Aerial countervisuality and the right to look from somewherePosted on by Pablo DeSoto
Drones are a dark technology (Lichty). The military drones that kill civilians are unevenly distributed, geographically. The video “Our Drone Future” (Cornell) imagines a scenario where UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles), with their technologies and capabilities, come to be pervasive in the skies of our future cities. The panoptic vision of the drone is a fundamental part of contemporary “complex of visuality” defined by the military-industrial complex, according to Mirzoeff. He proposes “the right to look” as a form of opposition to this alliance of visuality and power.