Drone

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Price
$14.95
Publisher
Bloomsbury Academic
Publish Date
Pages
208
Dimensions
4.7 X 6.4 X 0.7 inches | 0.39 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781628926323

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About the Author

Adam Rothstein is a freelance technology writer and researcher based in Portland, USA.

Reviews

Readers interested in technology and/or warfare will very much enjoy reading Drone... Adam Rothstein did an admirable job, writing about every aspect of drones in detailed and organized fashion... [T]hose keenly interested in the subject will gobble this up.--George Erdosh "San Francisco Book Review "
[Rothstein's] book is a rich collection of vignettes about how to imagine and comprehend the drone ... [Drone] really excels in tackling the multiple meanings, symbols, and narratives attached to drones, all of which provide a bird's eye view (drone's eye view?) of the terrain of contemporary debate ... for those beginning a research project, or just the curious, this small book packs a big punch.--Ian G. R. Shaw, University of Glasgow "Antipode "
Portland writer and artist Adam Rothstein's contribution to Bloomsbury's Object Lessons series digs into the history and meaning of autonomous aircraft-the ways they work, the tasks they perform, where they come from, and how the way we talk about them reflects the priorities and anxieties of our age.--Ben Waterhouse "Oregon Humanities "

Adam Rothstein's primer on drones covers such themes ... as the representation of drones in science fiction and popular culture. The technological aspects are covered in detail, and there is interesting discussion of the way in which our understanding of technology is grounded in historical narratives. As Rothstein writes, the attempt to draw a boundary between one technology and another often ignores the fact that new technologies are not quite as new as we think. "Times Literary Supplement (reviewed by Christopher Coker)"

Readers interested in technology and/or warfare will very much enjoy reading Drone... Adam Rothstein did an admirable job, writing about every aspect of drones in detailed and organized fashion... [T]hose keenly interested in the subject will gobble this up. "George Erdosh, San Francisco Book Review"

[Rothstein's] book is a rich collection of vignettes about how to imagine and comprehend the drone ... [Drone] really excels in tackling the multiple meanings, symbols, and narratives attached to drones, all of which provide a bird's eye view (drone's eye view?) of the terrain of contemporary debate ... for those beginning a research project, or just the curious, this small book packs a big punch. "Ian G. R. Shaw, University of Glasgow, Antipode"

Adam Rothstein's "Drone "presents this iconic figure of contemporary warfare-the disconcertingly alluring autonomous airborne machine-through the lens of a different kind of history. Privacy and tracking algorithms run side by side with the ethics of self-guided munitions, activist political programs butt heads with emerging corporate business strategies, and all of it is tied back to the earliest experiments in driverless vehicles, quaint ancestors of today's over-mythologized UAVs. In the end, Rothstein's book is an exploration of technical agency: Where did drones come from-and what do they want? "Geoff Manaugh, Editor of Landscape Futures: Instruments, Devices and Architectural Inventions and Author of the website BLDGBLOG"

This lucid, visionary work is as close as one can get to science fiction without the baggage of science and/or fiction. Adam Rothstein's Drone will be a wonderful cultural artifact in twenty years. It will be like a broken pomegranate of contemporary speculations and anxieties. "Bruce Sterling, Author of The Zenith Angle and Professor of Internet Studies and Science Fiction at the European Graduate School, Switzerland"

Portland writer and artist Adam Rothstein's contribution to Bloomsbury's Object Lessons series digs into the history and meaning of autonomous aircraft-the ways they work, the tasks they perform, where they come from, and how the way we talk about them reflects the priorities and anxieties of our age. "Ben Waterhouse," "Oregon Humanities"

"The Object Lessons series achieves something very close to magic: the books take ordinary even banal objects and animate them with a rich history of invention, political struggle, science, and popular mythology. Filled with fascinating details and conveyed in sharp, accessible prose, the books make the everyday world come to life. Be warned: once you've read a few of these, you'll start walking around your house, picking up random objects, and musing aloud: 'I wonder what the story is behind this thing?'" "Steven Johnson, best-selling author of How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World"

"The Object Lessons project, edited by game theory legend Ian Bogost and cultural studies academic Christopher Schaberg, commissions short essays and small, beautiful books about everyday objects from shipping containers to toast. "The Atlantic" hosts a collection of "mini object-lessons," brief essays that take a deeper look at things we generally only glance upon ('Is bread toast only insofar as a human toaster perceives it to be "done?" Is bread toast when it reaches some specific level of nonenzymatic browning?'). More substantive is Bloomsbury's collection of small, gorgeously designed books that delve into their subjects in much more depth." " Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing""

Adam Rothstein's primer on drones covers such themes ... as the representation of drones in science fiction and popular culture. The technological aspects are covered in detail, and there is interesting discussion of the way in which our understanding of technology is grounded in historical narratives. As Rothstein writes, the attempt to draw a boundary between one technology and another often ignores the fact that new technologies are not quite as new as we think. Times Literary Supplement (reviewed by Christopher Coker)

Readers interested in technology and/or warfare will very much enjoy reading Drone... Adam Rothstein did an admirable job, writing about every aspect of drones in detailed and organized fashion... [T]hose keenly interested in the subject will gobble this up. George Erdosh, San Francisco Book Review

[Rothstein's] book is a rich collection of vignettes about how to imagine and comprehend the drone ... [Drone] really excels in tackling the multiple meanings, symbols, and narratives attached to drones, all of which provide a bird's eye view (drone's eye view?) of the terrain of contemporary debate ... for those beginning a research project, or just the curious, this small book packs a big punch. Ian G. R. Shaw, University of Glasgow, Antipode

Adam Rothstein's Drone presents this iconic figure of contemporary warfare-the disconcertingly alluring autonomous airborne machine-through the lens of a different kind of history. Privacy and tracking algorithms run side by side with the ethics of self-guided munitions, activist political programs butt heads with emerging corporate business strategies, and all of it is tied back to the earliest experiments in driverless vehicles, quaint ancestors of today's over-mythologized UAVs. In the end, Rothstein's book is an exploration of technical agency: Where did drones come from-and what do they want? Geoff Manaugh, Editor of Landscape Futures: Instruments, Devices and Architectural Inventions and Author of the website BLDGBLOG

This lucid, visionary work is as close as one can get to science fiction without the baggage of science and/or fiction. Adam Rothstein's Drone will be a wonderful cultural artifact in twenty years. It will be like a broken pomegranate of contemporary speculations and anxieties. Bruce Sterling, Author of The Zenith Angle and Professor of Internet Studies and Science Fiction at the European Graduate School, Switzerland

Portland writer and artist Adam Rothstein's contribution to Bloomsbury's Object Lessons series digs into the history and meaning of autonomous aircraft-the ways they work, the tasks they perform, where they come from, and how the way we talk about them reflects the priorities and anxieties of our age. Ben Waterhouse, Oregon Humanities

"The Object Lessons series achieves something very close to magic: the books take ordinary even banal objects and animate them with a rich history of invention, political struggle, science, and popular mythology. Filled with fascinating details and conveyed in sharp, accessible prose, the books make the everyday world come to life. Be warned: once you've read a few of these, you'll start walking around your house, picking up random objects, and musing aloud: 'I wonder what the story is behind this thing?'" Steven Johnson, best-selling author of How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World

"The Object Lessons project, edited by game theory legend Ian Bogost and cultural studies academic Christopher Schaberg, commissions short essays and small, beautiful books about everyday objects from shipping containers to toast. The Atlantic hosts a collection of "mini object-lessons," brief essays that take a deeper look at things we generally only glance upon ('Is bread toast only insofar as a human toaster perceives it to be "done?" Is bread toast when it reaches some specific level of nonenzymatic browning?'). More substantive is Bloomsbury's collection of small, gorgeously designed books that delve into their subjects in much more depth." Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing

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"Adam Rothstein's primer on drones covers such themes ... as the representation of drones in science fiction and popular culture. The technological aspects are covered in detail, and there is interesting discussion of the way in which our understanding of technology is grounded in historical narratives. As Rothstein writes, the attempt to draw a boundary between one technology and another often ignores the fact that new technologies are not quite as new as we think." --Times Literary Supplement (reviewed by Christopher Coker)

"Readers interested in technology and/or warfare will very much enjoy reading Drone... Adam Rothstein did an admirable job, writing about every aspect of drones in detailed and organized fashion... [T]hose keenly interested in the subject will gobble this up." --George Erdosh, San Francisco Book Review

"[Rothstein's] book is a rich collection of vignettes about how to imagine and comprehend the drone ... [Drone] really excels in tackling the multiple meanings, symbols, and narratives attached to drones, all of which provide a bird's eye view (drone's eye view?) of the terrain of contemporary debate ... for those beginning a research project, or just the curious, this small book packs a big punch." --Ian G. R. Shaw, University of Glasgow, Antipode

"Adam Rothstein's Drone presents this iconic figure of contemporary warfare-the disconcertingly alluring autonomous airborne machine-through the lens of a different kind of history. Privacy and tracking algorithms run side by side with the ethics of self-guided munitions, activist political programs butt heads with emerging corporate business strategies, and all of it is tied back to the earliest experiments in driverless vehicles, quaint ancestors of today's over-mythologized UAVs. In the end, Rothstein's book is an exploration of technical agency: Where did drones come from-and what do they want?" --Geoff Manaugh, Editor of Landscape Futures: Instruments, Devices and Architectural Inventions and Author of the website BLDGBLOG

"This lucid, visionary work is as close as one can get to science fiction without the baggage of science and/or fiction. Adam Rothstein's Drone will be a wonderful cultural artifact in twenty years. It will be like a broken pomegranate of contemporary speculations and anxieties." --Bruce Sterling, Author of The Zenith Angle and Professor of Internet Studies and Science Fiction at the European Graduate School, Switzerland

"Portland writer and artist Adam Rothstein's contribution to Bloomsbury's Object Lessons series digs into the history and meaning of autonomous aircraft-the ways they work, the tasks they perform, where they come from, and how the way we talk about them reflects the priorities and anxieties of our age." --Ben Waterhouse, Oregon Humanities

"The Object Lessons series achieves something very close to magic: the books take ordinary--even banal--objects and animate them with a rich history of invention, political struggle, science, and popular mythology. Filled with fascinating details and conveyed in sharp, accessible prose, the books make the everyday world come to life. Be warned: once you've read a few of these, you'll start walking around your house, picking up random objects, and musing aloud: 'I wonder what the story is behind this thing?'"--Steven Johnson, best-selling author of How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World

"The Object Lessons project, edited by game theory legend Ian Bogost and cultural studies academic Christopher Schaberg, commissions short essays and small, beautiful books about everyday objects from shipping containers to toast. The Atlantic hosts a collection of "mini object-lessons," brief essays that take a deeper look at things we generally only glance upon ('Is bread toast only insofar as a human toaster perceives it to be "done?" Is bread toast when it reaches some specific level of nonenzymatic browning?'). More substantive is Bloomsbury's collection of small, gorgeously designed books that delve into their subjects in much more depth." --Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing

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