April 19th, 2013 7:30 PM
PROMETHEUS UNCHAINED: SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENT MONTH
Drones, Technology and War Unmanned
Josh Begley,Darryl Li, Madiha R. Tahir, Saadia Toor
The unmanned attacks (drone wars) that have taken place in Pakistan, Yemen and the horn of Africa have morphed into domestic surveillance programs for US law enforcement. Indeed, drones are being used to police the border between the US and Mexico and were even dispatched in search of rogue police Chris Dorner during a Los Angeles manhunt.
But what is the history technology of drones? How has it transformed the war on terror both here and abroad? And how how activists engaged in both civil liberties and human rights work challenge this new form of weaponry?
Madiha R. Tahir is an independent multimedia and print journalist reporting on conflict, culture and politics in Pakistan
Josh Begley is creator and editor of twitter/dronestream
Saadia Toor is author of The State of Islam?: Culture and Cold War Politics in Pakistan
Darryl Li is an anthropologist and attorney based at Columbia University