Drone Imaginaries: The Techno-Politics of Visuality in Postcolony and Empire
Join us for the 2016-2017 R. Jean Brownlee Lecture featuring Inderpal Grewal (Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Ethnicity, Race and Migration Studies; and the South Asian Studies Council, Yale University)
While much of the debate around drones in the US concerns their use by the military, the power of privatized capital and corporations in this new century suggests that entities other than the state are developing and profiting from these technologies. Consequently, the consumption and production of these drones, raises serious concerns. In the militarization of everyday life, the military and the consumer product are entangled not simply in the history of their origins or production, but also in the politics of visuality and its ability to address the violence of empire and post colony.
Location: Perry World House, World Forum
Free and open to the public