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Volume 71, issue 4
Geogr. Helv., 71, 319-329, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/gh-71-319-2016
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Special issue: Power and space in the drone age

Geogr. Helv., 71, 319-329, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/gh-71-319-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

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Making the drone strange: the politics, aesthetics and surrealism of levitation

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The paper explores in what ways we might examine the drone from other points of view that are technical and political, but also theological, magical, artistic and aesthetic. The paper draws on notions of aesthetics and politics, not in order to compare the drone with other flying figures and objects, but to enable very different visual and aesthetic regimes to begin to help us see a whole new set of invisible relations, from gender to sexuality, within which the drone is caught.
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