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“The Good Drone” talk with Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick

Date: Time: 11:00 am–12:00 pm
Attend an exciting talk next Monday, March, 22, 2021, at 11 a.m. Central over Zoom by Dr. Austin Choi-Fitpatrick.

Dr. Choi-Fitzpatrick will be talking about his new book, The Good Drone: How Social Movements Democratize Surveillance.

Drones are famous for doing bad things: weaponized, they implement remote- control war; used for surveillance, they threaten civil liberties and violate privacy. In The Good Drone, Choi-Fitzpatrick examines a different range of uses: the deployment of drones for the greater good. Choi-Fitzpatrick analyzes the way small-scale drones—as well as satellites, kites, and balloons—are used for a great many things, including documenting human rights abuses, estimating demonstration crowd size, supporting anti-poaching advocacy, and advancing climate change research.

The Zoom link for the talk is:

Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick is an author, educator, and speaker. His work focuses on politics, culture, technology, and social change. His recent books include The Good Drone (MIT Press, 2020) and What Slaveholders Think (Columbia, 2017). He lives in California and holds academic appointments at the University of San Diego and University of Nottingham. Find him on Twitter at @achoifitz.

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