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After a few months researching drone art, I published an essay about how artists have interpreted unmanned warfare inside the deviantART community. I looked at everything from the sketches of John James Audubon to Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. Check out my deviantART gallery of drone art to see all my inspiration.

Here's an excerpt from my article: "Unmanned airplanes and other robotic fighting machines will obsess popular culture for years to come, and deviantART has already become a hub for drone art. Artists have tagged more than 19,000 posts with the word "drones" inventing everything from robots with laser cannons to My Little Pony drone horses to alien machinery to sleek unmanned airplanes to gorgeous robot blimps mining gas on distant stars."

If you want to read more about real-life drone warfare, New Yorker writer Jane Mayer described a CIA drone attack in Pakistan in 2009, a chilling record of these deadly unmanned strikes. You can read the article at this link: "The drones, which make a buzzing noise, are nicknamed machay ("wasps") by the Pashtun natives, and can sometimes be seen and heard, depending on weather conditions. Before the mourners could clear out, the eyewitness said, two drones started firing into the crowd. 'It created havoc,' he said. 'There was smoke and dust everywhere. Injured people were crying and asking for help." Then a third missile hit. "I fell to the ground,' he said."

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LoneStranger Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Happy birthday.
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Rekalnus Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday!

Have a great week !
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Apoklepz Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch.
Much appreciated. :D
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izo84 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Big thanks again for the interview and the mention in your article. I got over 100 Feedback messages since its release.

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istickboy Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
Awesome!
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Astrikos Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013   General Artist
Thank you for watching me! :huggle: :heart:
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1nvader-M1L4 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! I'm Julia. I heard you were in a notice at my message center. Congratulations!
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LoneStranger Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the watch, have you had a chance to look through my gallery yet to be potentially stunned and confused by the OCs in there?
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keklolgloat Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
"While developing Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, the video game designers and artists consulted with P.W. Singer, the war scholar who wrote the most important book about drone warfare, Wired for War. Singer described why video game players are highly valued as drone pilots: “Having spent their youth online gaming, sipping Red Bull, and talking on their cell phones all at once, young drone pilots come to the unit with an ease at multitasking already wired into their DNA.”

You forgot the website URL where I can apply to be a drone pilot.

There was no other side to the conversation. You were out of your depth.
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istickboy Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
Thanks for your comment. I recommend you read P.W. Singer's book, it is not a pro-drone book. He interviews lots of pilots and military leaders, trying to show us what our government is doing in this highly secretive and unregulated program. I think it is very important research.
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