[NetBehaviour] The 1, 000 Drones Project: an interview with Joseph DeLappe

dave miller dave.miller.uk at gmail.com
Mon Feb 10 14:46:07 CET 2014

Hi marc
This might be interesting - this evening 6:45 Farrington

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*Monday 10th February - "Drone Technology - A Cause for Concern?" with
Chris Cole*

The issue of the use of armed unmanned vehicles drifts in and out of the
news cycle as individuals are targeted and eliminated in areas of conflict
under the mantle of the War on Terror. A number of civilians have also
become victims of the snipers in the sky. Chris Cole, speaks and campaigns
widely on behalf ofDrone Wars
UK<http://email.sav.co.uk/t/r-l-ptuitc-xthdhuudu-k/> of
which he is  Director. They aim to be a source of information on the
growing use of armed drones and particularly of British drones in use in
Afghanistan <http://email.sav.co.uk/t/r-l-ptuitc-xthdhuudu-u/> since 2007.
He examines some of the moral, strategic and legal questions engendered by
a growing deployment.

We very much look forward to seeing you,

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On 10 February 2014 13:23, marc garrett <marc.garrett at furtherfield.org>wrote:

> The 1,000 Drones Project: an interview with Joseph DeLappe.
> Marc Garrett interviews Joseph DeLappe about his latest art venture 'The
> 1,000 Drones Project - A Participatory Memorial'. He is considered a
> pioneer of online gaming performance art. His work examines the conditions
> and processes of cultural information to provoke and critique the state of
> military influences on everyday culture and people's lives.
> "On hearing about DeLappe's The 1,000 Drones Project - A Participatory
> Memorial, I was immediately intrigued. I wanted to find out more and
> discuss his approach as well as how he intends to bring to light the lives
> lost by these unmanned Arial predators as an art project, and what this
> would look like." Garrett.
> DeLappe's work includes the controversial game based, performance and
> intervention, Dead in Iraq 2006-2011. This involved him frequently visiting
> the US Army's online recruitment game and propaganda tool America's Army.
> Using the login name dead-in-iraq, he methodically typed in all of the
> names of U.S. service personnel killed in Iraq, co-opting the Army's own
> technology challenging the official figures as a reminder to its players of
> the real consequences of war. He also directs the iraqimemorial.orgproject, an "ongoing web based exhibition and open call for proposed
> memorials to the many thousand of civilian casualties from the war in Iraq."
> http://www.furtherfield.org/features/interviews/1000-
> drones-project-interview-joseph-delappe
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