What happens when a drone enters a gallery or appears on screen? What thresholds are crossed as this weapon of war occupies everyday visual culture? These questions have appeared with increasing regularity since the advent of the War on Terror, when drones began migrating into civilian platforms of film, photography, installation, sculpture, performance art, and theater.
In this groundbreaking study, Thomas Stubblefield attempts not only to define the emerging genre of "drone art" but to outline its primary features, identify its historical lineages, and assess its political aspirations. Richly detailed and politically salient, this book is the first comprehensive analysis of the intersections between drones, art, technology, and power.
Over de auteur:
Thomas Stubblefield joined the Art History department in the Fall of 2010. Prior to that, he earned a Ph.D. in Visual Studies from the University of California-Irvine and a Masters in Art History from the University of Illinois-Chicago. The young Professor Stubblefield's research interests include: the visual culture of disaster, memory, digital-analog discourses, Postmodern aesthetics, theory of photography, film studies, psychoanalysis, critical theory (the Frankfurt school, Post-Structuralism) and the portrait after WW II.
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