I’ve been recently reading the work of Christopher Schaberg who’s written a wonderful book about the textual life of airports, and has a recent piece in the New Inquiry’s special volume on drones. This is imaginative and critical stuff, really thought provoking and quite startling. As the magazine claims:
Our interest in drone technologies and their uses extends beyond their political and economic implication to an affective realm. As Maryam Monalisa Gharavi puts it in her essay “Paranoid Androids,” there’s something “persuasively anthromimetic” about these devices; they speak with a deafening buzz and watch with unblinking eyes, they bomb and they crash and they stare. We are called to stare back.