Over the last several years, I have undertaken a number of projects on the subject of drones (Unmanned, Aerial Vehicles, or UAVs). For the sake of convenience, a number of links and relevant information for a selection of these projects is collected here.
I have given several talks about the drone projects, some of which are available as videos online:
- Drones and Dispositions, Brighton Festival, May 2013
- Day of the Drones, ABC Radio and TV Panel, Australia, September 2013
- A screaming comes across the sky, Laboral, Spain, October 2014
The drone shadows are an ongoing installation series of 1:1 outlines of military drones, drawn in public space around the world. This project has also been open sourced, allowing anyone to create their own shadow.
- Under the Shadow of the Drone – Drone Shadows 001 (London) and 002 (Istanbul), October 2012
- Drone Shadows and Dispostions – Drone Shadow 003 (Brighton) and A Quiet Disposition, May 2013
- Australia: Drone Shadows, Diagrams, and Political Systems, September 2013
- DIY Drone Shadows – Drone Shadow 006, and the Drone Shadow Handbook
Anyone can make their own Drone Shadow using the Drone Shadow Handbook [CC-licensed PDF].
Photos of the Drone Shadows:
- Drone Shadow 001, London
- Drone Shadow 002, Istanbul
- Drone Shadow 003, Brighton
- Drone Shadow 004, Washington DC
- Drone Shadow 006, London
- Drone Shadow 007, London
- Drone Shadow 008, Berlin
- Drone Shadow 009, Karlsruhe
- Drone Shadow Handbook
- All shadows by me
- Shadows created by other people
Watching the Watchers
Watching the Watchers is an ongoing image series documenting the appearance of drones in publicly-available satellite imagery. The full series is available on Flickr.
A Quiet Disposition
A Quiet Disposition is an online, intelligence-gathering database, which mimics the actions of the Disposition Matrix. The full database can be explored online. It has also been presented in galleries and museums as a set of books and a live animation, and as a printed newspaper, The Remembrancer.
UAV Identification Kit 001
The UAV Identification Kit 001 is a set of recognition models for drones. It was created as part of a residency at the School of Visual Arts in New York, investigating unmanned aerial vehicles and the material traces of 3D printing. There is a blog post explaining more about the project, and more images at Flickr.
One Visible Future
One Visible Future is an ongoing blog documenting my research into visibility, legibility, agency, and drones.
In particular, I have written there about 3D printing drones, the use of vernacular drone images and models in protest and popular culture, and the surprising origins of the most popular drone image in the world (Part One and Part Two).