Iran’s Many Drones

By Arthur Holland Michel Last week, Iran unveiled its newest lethal drone. It’s called the Fotros, and, according to Hossein Dehghan, Iran’s Defence Minister, it has a range of 2,000 km and can remain aloft for between 16 and 30…

Are Drones Revolutionary?

By Dan Gettinger In late October, rumors started to circulate around Washington that the Pentagon’s Office of Net Assessment was about to fall victim to the sequester. The Office of Net Assessment is the military’s strategic think tank; it attempts…

Weekly Roundup 11/18

At the Center for the Study of the Drone In an in-depth interview, artist and environmentalist Natalie Jeremijenko explains why we should completely re-think our relationship with drones. “There’s a fascination about the capacity we have to take other points…

Bard Students Meet Adam Rothstein

Adam Rothstein is an interdisciplinary artist and freelance writer. This past June, he co-curated Murmuration, a month-long online festival of drone art and culture. Adam has become an influential voice in the efforts to consider the drone from cultural and…

Interview: Natalie Jeremijenko

By trade, Natalie Jeremijenko is an engineer, an environmentalist and an activist. But everything she does also achieves the condition of art. In a 1997 project called BIT Plane, she flew a camera-equipped remote control plane over Silicon Valley, capturing…

Weekly Roundup 11/12

At the Center for the Study of the Drone Drones are heating up the territorial dispute between China and Japan over the Senkaku Islands. At the same time, China is expanding research and production of their own drones and Japan…

Weekly Roundup 11/4

At the Center for the Study of the Drone While aerial drones dominate the media spotlight, their lowly ground-based counterparts are quickly developing and proliferating around the world, with profound consequences for the future of warfighting. We explore the strange…

Weekly Roundup 10/28

If you would like to receive the Roundup in your inbox, please subscribe at the bottom of the page.  At the Center for the Study of the Drone In the span of just over a week, two U.N. Special Rapporteurs,…

Interview: The Professor of Robot Love

Dr. Julie Carpenter is a leading expert on robot-human relationships. She made headlines in early October when she released her groundbreaking new study on the emotional ties between military personnel and military robots. As a result of the study, which…