Bringing the Drone War to American Skies


Featured today on The New York Times website, Tomas van Houtryve‘s project Blue Sky Days, shows America from a drone’s-eye view.

“Mr. van Houtryve bought his own drone online. He created a custom mount for his camera, and built a cable to link his camera to a video transmitter, so he could see the view from his camera.

His concept was simple: Take the idea of foreign drone strikes and instead target similar domestic situations, putting them under surveillance using his drone in public spaces. He made a list of hundreds of different strike reports, gleaning as many details about the circumstances.”

Read the full article on the Times’ Lens blog.

Van Houtryve will also be speaking about the project next week in New York City, details below.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014
7:30pm — 9:00pm

The Penumbra Foundation
36 E 30th Street
New York, NY 10016

The Penumbra Foundation Lecture Series is moderated by Harper’s Magazine art director Stacey D. Clarkson.

Please to reserve a seat.

Photographs from the Blue Sky Days series will be on display as part of the Open Society Foundation’s upcoming exhibition on surveillance, “Watching You, Watching Me.”

November 4, 2014 to May 8, 2015

Open Society Foundations
224 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019

More info.