Category: Features

Fall Internships

We are no longer accepting applications for these positions. However, many other opportunities to become involved are available. Please email csd@bard.edu for more information!  The Center for the Study of the Drone is offering two paid internships to enrolled Bard…

That Which Obama Is, He Is

By Kurt Schmidlein “Our war on terror begins with al-Qaeda, but it does not end there. It will not end until every terrorist group of global reach has been found, stopped and defeated.”      —President Bush, September 20th, 2001…

News Analysis: The Fort Hood Shooter

By Dan Gettinger   In the early afternoon of November 5, 2009, Major Nidal Hasan walked into the Soldier Readiness Processing Center at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas, with two pistols and several hundred rounds of ammunition. According to witnesses,…

The Forever War is Always Hungry

By Steven Tran-Creque Whenever someone mentions sovereignty, it’s pretty easy to come away with the impression that all that’s at stake is the law: questions of territory, jurisdiction, violations of airspace, and so on. Consider, for example:   Two months…

At the Barricades in Istanbul

By Dan Gettinger When I heard the shots, I ran with the others to the side of the street. I reached an alcove and turned around in time to see a silver tear-gas cannister fly past the place where my…

A Summer Drone Schedule

In case you were wondering what is happening in the drone world this summer. James Bridle, A Quiet Disposition June 19th to July 7th, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. James Bridle’s drone art has received a lot of attention recently: his provocative…

Drones in Bosnia

By Arthur Holland Michel The first U.S. military drones to be used in complex, joint tactical operations in an active combat theater were a small squadron of Predators, part of the Air Force Air Combat Command’s 11th Reconnaissance, which were…

Performance Art : “Drones.”

Back in March, a group of undergraduates at Bard College set out to create a piece of drone performance art that reflected the current public debate about drones and meditated on the issues that they were formally studying in our…

News Analysis: Drones vs. Graffiti Artists

By Arthur Holland Michel If you are a graffiti artist, be aware that Germany’s rail company, Deutsche Bahn, has just enlisted drones to make your life harder. The small, 60,000euro drone-copters will fly “almost silently” over German rail yards to…

The Birds, the Drones

By Arthur Holland Michel Daphne du Maurier’s short story The Birds, which is about enormous flocks of birds attacking the human population of the British Isles, reveals to us a fear that we most likely won’t have to endure at…