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    Refried Bruces

    Javier Arbona Feb 5 '12 0

    Regarding the "new drone culture war," Bruce Sterling writes in his blog, Beyond the Beyond (pay attention technophile three-D worshiping, military technoholics): 

    Being a drone fan, and imagining this emergent struggle has nothing to do with you… it’s like being a fan of atom science and thinking Nagasaki was some kind of accident. You just gotta be aware of the ambiguities while also knowing that there will be tremendous efforts to freeze, personalize and polarize the issues. If you don’t believe me, try writing the words ISRAELI DRONE on a t-shirt and walk around outside. You don’t even have to say you like ‘em or don’t like ‘em; the mere fact that you acknowledge them is enough for some piping geopolitical hot water.

    To these thoughts Bruce attached a link to a post I wrote for Demilit called "Waiting for Doctorow." http://demilit.tumblr.com/post/16586056738/waiting-for-doctorow

    Some recent digging I've been doing has to do with what I see as a suspicious intersection between the geek maker culture and the Pentagon. And it touches upon some of the sacred cows of making: BoingBoing and Make magazine. To find out how, all of the posts can be found on the Demilit archives: http://demilit.tumblr.com/archive

    Image: vuitt0n drone bombing by @SinkDeep for #bombthedrone

     

     
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A bezoar is a mass of disparate pieces and materials. For this blog, you will find something somewhere between tweet-length posts and tumblelogging; inchoate thoughts; provocations and assorted scraps that don't fit anyplace else; criticisms of a political and geographic variety; ecoaffective ramblings; spatial imaginaries that don't conform. On Twitter: @AlJavieera; 1/3rd of @Demilit; bookmarked content: @AJFavorite.

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