This paper explores the commercial or civilian drone. In so doing, it focuses on the way in which the drone is rhetorically framed at trade shows. Drawing upon fieldwork experience at a number of industry and advocacy "expo" gatherings, the paper critically unpacks two dominant framings of the drone, namely those of possibility and inevitability. This paper thus responds to calls for further exploration of the non-military drone and to aspects of its "life course" prior to its "functioning".
This paper explores the urbanization of drone warfare and the targeting of the surplus population. Increasingly, the security threats generated by replacing masses of workers with nonhumans is managed by policing them with robots, drones, and other technical apparatuses. This paper looks at the theoretical implications of using police drones across a post-9/11 battlespace in the cities in Europe and North America. It contends we are witnessing the rise of the dronepolis, the city of the drone.
By now, there are numerous high-quality studies discussing the incompatibility of the development of renewable energies with the preservation of landscape. However, no further insight is provided as to how a holistic spatial integration of renewable energies may be achieved. Therefore, this study aims to critically investigate the currently established paradigm of site planning for renewable energies using GIS analysis.