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ARCTIC PERSPECTIVE Photo: Matthew Biederman

September 22, 2014

Marko Peljhan: Artist, Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at UC Santa Barbara, and Director of Systemics Lab, MAT/ART, UC Santa Barbara

Unmanned aircraft systems have recently been rediscovered due to their use in the so-called “war on terror,” but are an invention more than 100 years old. The lecture will explore the histories and interconnectedness of these systems with geopolitical, scientific, techno-social, tactical media and conceptual contexts. It will also present cases of their real and imagined appearances, uses, and disappearances in order to track the potential future vectors of utilization and concurrent reflection.