We have entered the age of the drone beyond warfare. Extending human capabilities to new horizons, unmanned aerial vehicle technology will increasingly shape our environment in relation to voyeurism, social media, mass surveillance and terrorism.
In our forthcoming publication Drone: Speculative fictions in the Age of the Drone, researchers at Fabrica, Benetton’s communications research centre, examine how drone technology might influence our behaviour, and our relationship to physical space. The concept of “drone” is deconstructed through fiction and collected material as simultaneous series of vying presents and futures, to question the pursuit of innovation for its own sake. The book will be presented by Fabrica designer and writer Alejandro Sajgalik.
Forthcoming June 2014
Alejandro Sajgalik (Editor), Matthew Rosier (Associate editor, Illustrations), Natalie Welsh (Associate editor), Alice Longo (Design)