Avatars of the political process

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“Drones are avatars of the the political process: they are instantiations of a set of ideologies and beliefs, made visible by their reification in electromechanical systems. When we talk about drones, we are really talking about the politics that demand, shape, and deploy them, and the politics which are made possible by them. … No wonder then that politicians are afraid of even artistic representations of the drone.”

James Bridle: Australia: Drone Shadows, Diagrams, and Political Systems