Drone-imagery functions as a shorthand transmitter of data and requires a
different understanding of ‘looking’. Today, we are either framed by
our devices or by a placeholder of our body, like an avatar. Operational
images produced by machines, like drones, are meant to be read by other
machines and therefore require multiple ‘eyes’. Navigation is a
critical term here and requires a non-phallocentric logic of thinking.
We move away from the image as we know it and have to start questioning
the framework of evaluation itself.
Anni Katrin Elmer