Sramana Majumdar

"Violence, Identity and Self-determination: Narratives of conflict from the Kashmir Valley" 4:15 PM, Monday 18 Nov Room 239, BYC Bryn Mawr College

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Judge Challenges White House Claims on Authority in Drone Killings

The killing of Anwar al-Awlaki and his son was a controversial action given both were U.S. citizens.  While al-Awlaki was a major figure in al-Qaeda, his son was not.  The Judge in this article is particularly disturbed by apparent attempt to bypass the judicial check on executive power.  This continues the conflict over control and […]

Air Force drone crash closes remote Florida highway

Notable in that the drone was a retrofitted F-4 Phantom used for live fire practice, instead of the more typical purpose-built UAVs.

Colorado town ponders bounty for shooting down drones

The Drone That Killed My Grandson

2010 German Drone Accident Video Revealed

Originally published in German tabloid Bild here.

Posted in English at UAS Vision.

March 2010: one of Germany’s three Israeli-leased Heron drones crashed into another airplane on the ground of an airport in Afghanistan.  Accident was clearly operator error, but comes shortly after  anger over another until-recently classified accident and related cancellation of the EuroHawk […]

“Watchbird” by Robert Sheckley, 1953

An early vision of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, used in-story to prevent murder across the country.  The story posits a great success for that original goal, but raises questions about unintended consequences, the wisdom of autonomous decision-making, and perhaps (allegorically) scope creep.

How Drones Are Infiltrating the Art World