[NetBehaviour] Here Come the Drones! Reviewed & interview with Dave Young on The Reposition Matrix workshop.

netbehaviour netbehaviour at furtherfield.org
Wed Jun 5 16:46:14 CEST 2013

Here Come the Drones! Reviewed & interview with Dave Young on The 
Reposition Matrix workshop.

By Régine Debatty from We Make Money Not Art, reviews 'Movable Borders: 
Here Come the Drones!' show at Furtherfield, and interview with Dave 
Young about his Drones workshop 'The Reposition Matrix'.

The title of the show is pretty self-explanatory. Because, yes! The 
drones are indeed getting closer. Nowadays UAVs aren't just shooting at 
terror suspects and innocent civilians in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen 
and Somalia, they also have civilians uses such as monitoring orangutans 
and other endangered species or helping farmers check the condition of 
their crops which is obviously valuable and exciting. But drones are 
also enrolled to increase control and surveillance over our heads: the 
German railway network is deploying them to combat graffiti-spraying 
'gangs' and a European commission document suggests that, in the coming 
years, drones could be used in crisis management, law enforcement, 
border control and firefighting. Human right activists are calling for 
"greater clarity and transparency about when and how these tools are 
deployed." Eric King of Privacy International also told The Guardian 
that "the secretive way in which surveillance drones have been put into 
operation, and the failure of the police to recognise and address the 
human rights issues involved, has created a huge potential for abuse."

Review/Interview by Régine Debatty

The 'Movable Borders: Here Come the Drones!' exhibition has now ended…


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