Life in the Age of Drones

Life in the Age of Drones

Thursday, February 28 / 2:00 PM
McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB

This Center for Information Technology and Society and Interdisciplinary Humanities Center symposium brings together a philosopher, activists, and artists to speak about the growing use of unmanned aerial vehicles – or drones – in the world over the past decade. Panelists will present an array of research, art, and activist projects exploring how life has changed in age of drone warfare. Topics to be addressed include: the US drone war in Pakistan and practices of targeted killing; anti-drone protest movements; artistic interventions using drones; filmmaking and drone warfare; and DIY drones. Speakers’ presentations will be followed by a discussion with audience members. Faculty, students, and members of the public are all invited to attend and participate.

Speakers will include:

Casey Cooper Johnson (Writer & Director of Unmanned)
Arthur Kroker (Political Science, University of Victoria)
Nancy Mancias (Coordinator of the Ground the Drones campaign, CODE PINK)
Lisa Parks (Director of CITS, UCSB)
Marko Peljhan (Media Arts & Technology, UCSB)

Sponsored by the Center for Information Technology & Society, and the IHC’s Machines, People, Politics Research Focus Group.