The Best Drone Books of 2014

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By Dan Gettinger An abundance of books on drones have been published this year. These publications deal with a host of issues ranging from the legal and ethical dimensions of targeted killing to practical guides for budding drone hobbyists. A…

Weekly Roundup 12/15

A still from "Postcards from Pripyat," a short film of Chernobyl, Ukraine, made by a British videographer using a drone. Credit: Danny Cooke

If you would like to receive the Weekly Roundup in your inbox, please subscribe at the bottom of the page. At the Center for the Study of the Drone As the aerial view becomes more accessible, questions persist about how to…

The Prescribed Gaze

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By Chanterelle Menashe Ribes Auschwitz Overlooked As aerial sensor technology proliferates, Harun Farocki’s film Images of the World and the Inscription of War (1988), which interrogates our capacity to see freely in a world of mass-produced and computer-produced imagery, is a…

Weekly Roundup 12/8

A Russian reconnaissance drone was reportedly shot down in Ukraine last week. Credit: Ukrainian Defense Ministry

If you would like to receive the Weekly Roundup in your inbox, please subscribe at the bottom of the page. At the Center for the Study of the Drone In 2007, Addie Wagenknecht started using drones to make abstract paintings. Her…

The Art of Drone Painting

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A conversation with Addie Wagenknecht In 2007, Addie Wagenknecht had the idea of using drones as a paintbrush. The resulting works—which manage to be both abstract and orderly, playful and sinister—hold a firm place in the drone art canon. If…

Drones in India

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By Tekendra Parmar Need to Know provides context and resources to help you get a better understanding of recent developments in the world of drones. What You Need to Know About Drones in India Last May, Mumbai became the first…

Weekly Roundup 12/1

A graphic illustrating Canada's new drone regulations. Source: Transport Canada

If you would like to receive the Weekly Roundup in your inbox, please subscribe at the bottom of the page. News A U.S. drone strike killed nine suspected militants in the North Waziristan region of Pakistan’s tribal belt. The strike took…

Weekly Roundup 11/24

One of the drones in "LOOP 60Hz: Transmissions from The Drone Orchestra." Credit: Barbican

If you would like to receive the Weekly Roundup in your inbox, please subscribe at the bottom of the page. At the Center for the Study of the Drone As the drone industry grows and becomes more complex, it is both…

Trappy Against the FAA

Raphael "Trappy" Pirker is engaged in a legal struggle with the FAA over the rights of drone hobbyists. Pictured here in Venice. Credit: Aufmschlau.ch

Need to Know provides context and resources to help you get a better understanding of recent developments in the world of drones. By Dan Gettinger Earlier this week, the National Transportation Safety Board, an independent U.S. government agency responsible for…

Industry Intel

Turkey's new Bayraktar II tactical drone will be delivered to the Turkish military by the end of the year. Credit: Daily Sabah

On the Horizon Amazon will begin testing a drone delivery system in Cambridge, England. The online retailer’s decision to move Prime Air to the U.K. is facilitated in part by its acquisition two years ago of tech startup Evi Technologies.…