Life Under Drones: A Creative and Scholarly Research Symposium

The symposium brings together creative, scholarly, and military research on the ethics, optics, and impacts of drone technology in all its forms. The two-day event features panels, keynotes, a debate, art installations created about/with drones, artist talks, and a happy hour sponsored by PLU's Innovation Studies program.

Program Schedule

Wednesday, September 18:
9:00 - 9:15 AM Welcome Address
9:15 - 10:05 AM Opening Keynote Address: "Selling Surveillance and Strikes: The Racialized Line between Killer and Craft Drones" with Dr. Wazhmah Osman, Temple University
10:15 - 11:05 AM Panel: "The Rhetoric of War Technologies: Inter/National Considerations”
12:30 - 1:20 PM Lunchtime Keynote Address: “Border Surveillance Drones as Assemblages of White-Settler Techno-Governance” with Dr. Michael Lechuga, University of New Mexico
1:45 - 2:35 PM Panel: “Privacy, Security, Brutality: Implications for Domestic Drone Use”
2:45 - 3:35 PM Panel: “Innovation, Invention, and Entrepreneurialism: The New Business of Tech”
3:45 - 5:00 PM Student Debate: “Society Should Welcome the Development of Drone Technology”
5:15 - 6:15 PM Creative Musings on Life Under Drones: Artist Talks and Readings (Ingram 100)
6:15 - 7:15 PM Happy Hour sponsored by Innovation Studies and Gallery Opening (Ingram Lobby and University Gallery)
7:15 - 9:00 PM Filming Under Drones: Short Screenings and Q&A with Filmmakers (Ingram 100)

Thursday, September 19:
9:00 - 9:50 AM Panel: “Horizons in Emerging Tech: Drone Innovations in Engineering, Medicine, Library Science, and the Humanities”
10:00 - 10:50 AM Panel: “War, Peace, and In/Visible Wounds: Philosophizing the Military Use of Drones”
11:00 - 11:50 AM Panel: “Reporting Live from Above: Journalism in the Age of Drones”
12:00 - 1:00 PM Closing Lunchtime Keynote Address: “What’s the Value of an Unmanned Life?: Drones and 21st Century Security” with Dr. Seth Weinberger, University of Puget Sound

Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 9:00am to 1:00pm

Anderson University Center
Pacific Lutheran University - Anderson University Center: 12180 Park Ave S, Parkland , WA 98447

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