Let’s talk about #Drones
It seems that something it’s in the air regarding the use of drones both in military and civil uses. For the forthcoming month there are a few events and research platforms taking the stage to talk about this [now] immanent presence in our daily skies called Drones.
Three of this events are:
 Landscape of Secrecy: Data and Reporting in the Drone Debate
April 10th, 2014
Studio-X NYC in collaboration with Bard’s Center for the Study of the Drone, will present an event that will look to open a discussion on the gathering/reconstructing of data regarding US Drone strikes, placing in conversation three researchers from diverse disciplinary backgrounds whose work seeks transparency on the topic.
The conversation will focus on their attempts to understand and represent the nature and extent of U.S. targeted killing operations, the relationship between secrecy and forms of surveillance and violence, and the production of “evidence” at the intersections of legal and physical environments.
More info: Studio-X NYC GSAPP
 Drones at DEAF2014 at Het Nieuwe Instituut
May 23th, 2014
As drones proliferate, how will the concept of public space change? On 23 May 2014, DEAF [Dutch Electronic Art Festival] dedicates a full day to the subject of drones.
The programme kicks off in the morning at Het Nieuwe Instituut with the ’Drone Salon’ curated by Malkit Shoshan and Ethel Baraona Pohl. This event is part of a long-term research project named ‘Drones and Honeycombs’ by Malkit Shoshan, an Israeli architect based in the Netherlands. She is currently developing her PhD dissertation, which focuses on the architecture and landscape of war and of international relations, at TU Delft and with Het Nieuwe Instituut.
More info: Het Nieuwe Instituut
/// Both of this events are linked by a forthcoming collaborative publication by Studio-X, Columbia University, the NY based Center for the Study of the Drone, The New Institute in Rotterdam and dpr-barcelona.
 Drone publication by NetPol and Fabrica researchers.
Looking into drones beyond warfare. Extending human capabilities to new horizons, it is imagined the intersection of this technology with social media, voyeurism, terrorism and mass surveillance. Built around five topics, the NetPol team deconstruct the word drone through fiction, to trace its many meanings in contemporary culture.
More info: Networked Politics.