Conference, April 5th | Eyes in The Skies: Drones and the Politics of Distance Warfare

 

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Program 

EYES IN THE SKIES: DRONES AND THE POLITICS OF DISTANCE WARFARE

 Tuesday, April 5, 12:00-6:00 pm

KEYNOTE: “Angry Eyes: The God-trick and Geographies of Militarized Vision” 

Derek Gregory, Peter Wall Distinguished Professor, Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies and Department of Geography, University of British Columbia.

12:00 -1:00 pm.

3201 King Hall, UCD Law School

 

PANELS AND TALKS all events to follow in 107 Art Annex.

2:00-6:00 pm

2:10-2:30 INTRODUCTORY REMARKS

 

2:30-3:15         “Aerial Dispositions and Atmospheric Politics”

Caren Kaplan, American Studies, UC Davis

Andrea Miller, Cultural Studies, UC Davis

 

3:30-4:15         “Drones: A History from the British Middle East”

Priya Satia, History, Stanford University

 

4:30-5:15         “Killbox: Gaming the Drone—New Works by Joseph DeLappe”

Joseph DeLappe, Digital Media, University of Nevada-Reno

 

5:15-6:00         “Virtual Politics: Engaging the Work of Joe DeLappe”

James Pierce, Interactive Designer

Amanda Phillips, Mellon Digital Cultures Fellow, UC Davis

Colin Johnson, Performance Studies, UC Davis

 

Sponsored by the Mellon Sawyer Seminar on Surveillance Democracies and the Mellon Research Initiative in Digital Cultures