Drones Caught in the Net

Fish, Adam Richard and Garrett, Bradley L. and Case, Oliver (2017) Drones Caught in the Net. Imaginations: Journal of Cross-Cultural Images Studies, 8.

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This short experimental essay reflects upon our video Points of Presence. In producing the video we used unmanned aerial drones to visually and vertically examine undersea fibre-optic cables of the North Atlantic. We reflect upon how the drone’s flying technologies allow pilots to creatively engage with the atmospheric element. We argue that the drone’s optical and object-avoidance technologies share similarities with the mammalian senses. In concluding, we examine how drones and information infrastructures reflect each other as complex and imperfect systems designed to extend the human body and senses across geographies.

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