Interview: John Fendrick

Interview by Dan Gettinger Every month for the past year or so, new stories have emerged predicting that unmanned aerial vehicles could be used on farms across America. On Aug. 25, the Memphis Commercial Appeal wrote that drones could assist…

Armed American Drones for Niger?

By Dan Gettinger Niger is in a tight spot. In the wake of the recent French intervention in Mali along its western border, Niger faces a continued threat from Islamist militant groups allied with al-Qaeda. In the vast Sahara desert…

A Pirate Drone in Germany

By Dan Gettinger At an election rally on Sunday in Dresden, a drone crash landed in front of Angela Merkel, the German chancellor. After flying above the crowd, the drone was forced to the ground when police found and arrested…

Weekly Roundup 9/16

To receive our roundup in your inbox, subscribe at the bottom of the page. News The state legislature in Texas passed a law that makes it illegal to take or possess photographs taken by drones under certain circumstances. While restricting…

Art Show: “Under the Last Sky”

  Departing from the recent drone art that plays into to the collective imagination rather than challenge it, Under the Last Sky  brings the spectator into contact with the unseen technology that enables drone operations. Artists Elle Flanders and Tamira Sawatzky…

Weekly Roundup 9/9

To receive our roundup in your inbox, subscribe at the bottom of the page. News A 19-year-old teenager was killed in New York City after being struck in the head by his remote-controlled helicopter. (BBC News) An American drone strike in…

The Drone Journalism Revolution

 By Matthew Schroyer Sometimes, the most powerful ideas sprout from a series of seemingly intractable challenges. In 2011, amid the collapse of print media, widespread political upheaval, and natural and manmade disasters journalism faced a new set of challenges. The…

Weekly Roundup 9/2

To receive our roundup in your inbox, subscribe at the bottom of the page. News A drone strike is reported to have killed five people in Yemen, including al-Qaeda leader Qaeed al-Dhahab, commander of the Radaa district. (Al-Jazeera) Four militants…

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…

Weekly Roundup 8/26

To receive our roundup in your inbox, subscribe at the bottom of the page. News Six financial giants in Britain are reconsidering their investment in British Telecom after the telecommunications company was accused of providing technical support for American drone…

Interview: Medea Benjamin

Medea Benjamin is an American writer and anti-drone activist. In 2002, she co-founded Code Pink, a women-initiated activist organization that has gained national attention for its protests against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and, more recently, drones. The group…