Drone Imaginaries and Society


Jun 5 – Jun 6, 2018 

University of Southern Denmark 

5230 Odense, DK 

Organized by Kathrin Maurer, University of Southern Denmark (kamau@sdu.dk) 

Conference is free of charge, but you need to register for it via this link: 


Info: https://www.sdu.dk/en/researchondrones 

DAY 1 (all events in Sky Room, Campus Kollegiet, 14th Floor, Campusvej 1, 5230 Odense) 

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 

9:00 Registration 

9:30 Welcome and introduction: Drone Imaginaries and Society 

Kathrin Maurer 

Daniela Agostinho 

10:00 – 12:15 Session 1: Drone Art 

Moderator: Pepita Hesselberth 

Thomas Stubblefield, Signature Strikes: Drone Art and World-Making 

Jan Mieszkowski, Drones and the Big Data Sublime 

12:15 – 13:00 Lunch 

13:00 – 15:15 Session 2: Seeing with Drones 

Moderator: Andreas Immanuel Graae 

Svea Braeunert, Forms of the Unseen: Hito Steyerl’s Documents of Drone Warfare 

Rasmus Degnbol, Photographing Europe’s Border Change from Above 2 

15:15 – 15:45 Coffee Break 

15:45 – 17:45 Session 3: Drones and Social Communities 

Moderator: Kristin Veel and Karen Louise Grova Søilen 

Jutta Weber, Social Radar: On Drones and Data Science 

Dan Gettinger and Arthur Holland, Drone Art: What it Means, Why it Matters, and Where it’s Going 

20:00 Dinner 


DAY 2 (Sky Room and U 133) 

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 

9:15 – 11:30 Session 4: Drone Art and Surveillance (Sky Room, Campus Kollegiet) 

Moderator: Steen Ledet Christiansen 

Tomas van Houtryve, Blue Sky Days 

Sarah Tuck, Drone Vision: Warfare, Surveillance and Protest 

11:30 – 12:15 Lunch and transfer to SDU main Campus (5 min walk) 

12:15 – 14:30 Session 5: Drones and Gender Politics (U 133, Campusvej 55) 

Moderator: Daniela Agostinho 

Lauren Wilcox, Queering War: The Gender Politics of the Drone 

Claudette Lauzon, The Objects of Drone Warfare: A Feminist Art History 

14:30 – 14:45 Coffee Break 

14.45 – 16:00 KEYNOTE (U 133, Campusvej 55) 

Moderator: Kathrin Maurer 

Derek Gregory, Sweet Target…Sweet Child: Aerial Violence and the Imaginaries of Remote Warfare 

16:00-16:15 Coffee Break 

16:15 – 16:45 Final Discussion (U 133, Campusvej 55) 

Conference is sponsored by Danish Research Council, Department for the Study of Culture at the University of Southern Denmark.