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Dronestagram Has A Message For Your Empathy...

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posted on Dec, 8 2012 @ 07:46 PM
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The drone's-eye view.

December 6th: at least 3 killed in a pre-dawn attack when a CIA drone fired a pair of missiles at a house near the Afghan border. The identities of the casualties are unknown. “The US drones were flying before and even after the attack” said local elder Malik Mumtaz. #drone #drones #pakistan (at Mubarak Shahi, North Waziristan)

December 6th: at least 3 killed in a pre-dawn attack when a CIA drone fired a pair of missiles at a house near the Afghan border. The identities of the casualties are unknown. “The US drones were flying before and even after the attack” said local elder Malik Mumtaz. #drone #drones #pakistan (at Mubarak Shahi, North Waziristan)

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Indeed ATS,

It's going to be a link.

I dared to post this thread on the fly with FlashPlayer running.

It's not worth the effort.

dronestagram.tumblr.com...

Remember that app for the iphone that gave realtime drone-strike updates?

Well, now there is a website...




The political and practical possibilities of drone strikes are the consequence of invisible, distancing technologies, and a technologically-disengaged media and society. Foreign wars and foreign bodies have always counted for less, but the technology that was supposed to bring us closer together is used to obscure and obfuscate. We use military technologies like GPS and Kinect for work and play; they continue to be used militarily to maim and kill, ever further away and ever less visibly.

Yet at the same time we are attempting to build a 1:1 map of the world through satellite and surveillance technologies, that does allow us to see these landscapes, should we choose to go there. These technologies are not just for “organising” information, they are also for revealing it, for telling us something new about the world around us, rendering it more clearly.

History, like space, is coproduced by us and our technologies: those technologies include satellite mapping, social photo sharing from handheld devices, and fleets of flying death robots. We should engage with them at every level. These are just images of foreign landscapes, still; yet we have got better at immediacy and intimacy online: perhaps we can be better at empathy too.

-James Bridle. creator of Dronestagram

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edit on 8-12-2012 by Xoanon because: ugh




posted on Dec, 8 2012 @ 07:48 PM
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Very profound.......Makes you think......



posted on Dec, 8 2012 @ 07:54 PM
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Very happy there was two threads on this matter. One just wasn't enough. ...couldn't contain all the information laid out in the OP...



posted on Dec, 8 2012 @ 07:58 PM
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Pics or it didnt happen.....



posted on Dec, 8 2012 @ 08:04 PM
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Originally posted by boncho
Very happy there was two threads on this matter. One just wasn't enough. ...couldn't contain all the information laid out in the OP...


I aim to please.




posted on Dec, 18 2012 @ 03:50 PM
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