Drones are in the newspaper, on the TV screen, swarming through the networks, and soon, we’re told, they’ll be delivering our shopping.
So what exactly are drones?
The word encompasses everything from toys to weapons. And yet, as broadly defined as they are, the word “drone” fills many of us with a sense of technological dread.
Adam Rothstein talks about what drones really are: what technologies are out there, and what’s coming next; how drones are talked about, and how they are represented in popular culture.
Seems drones are not as scary as they appear-but they are more complicated than you might expect. Drones reveal the strange relationships that humans are forming with their new technologies.
Writer and theorist on tactical and strategic uses of technology, focusing on historical deployment and social effects. Chronicler of the Future Weird. Experimenting with radio waves, media waves, and the rift between institutional and insurgent technological approaches. Current research topics include: anthropocene landscapes, infrastructural aesthetics, and material ecologies.