Why Life Under Drones Matters

Drones have been a central part of my teaching and research for years. I am fascinated by the relative invisibility of military drone strikes and the visibility of hobby drones in contemporary U.S. American culture. Life Under Drones has been years in the making and offers a chance to explore a variety of academic themes around drones.

Also, Life Under Drones will feature my first showing in a gallery. I am in the process of fabricating a piece that will be hung in the gallery portion of the symposium. Your help would mean so much--this has been a career aspiration for me for years. 

Check out the campaign and website, contribute if you are able, and please think about attending the symposium. 


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Breakfast for a scholar, artist, or industry leader

We are inviting participants from all over the country to take part in the symposium. A gift of $10 will ensure one of our symposium presenters are well-fed, bright-eyed, and ready to partake in important conversations about drone technology.

Lunch for two scholars, artists, or industry leaders

We want our symposium participants to be nourished and supported as they share their work with the PLU community and beyond. $25 will go toward providing lunch in The Commons for our presenters.

Help transport symposium presenters to/from their hotel

With so many guests flying in from out of town, your $50 gift will ensure smooth transit between the hotel and the PLU campus.

Art Installation Equipment

We have a number of digital and traditional artists who will be installing their work in PLU's University Gallery. A $75 gift will help ensure our visiting artists can hang art, secure digital equipment, route power, create beautiful signage, and support the technological needs of the artworks.

One night of lodging for a visiting scholar, artist, or industry leader

We are expecting guests from across the country; $150 will help us cover the lodging costs for symposium presenters.

Fly in a scholar, artist, or industry leader

We will be covering the transportation costs of all symposium presenters; a $500 gift will pay for a guest's air travel costs.

Sponsor an out-of-town symposium presenter

$1,000 will cover airfare and a 2-night stay in a hotel for one prominent leader in the academic, technological, commercial, artistic, media, policy, and military industries. Help make this conversation as well-represented as possible.

Thank You for Your Gift

Our success relies on the generosity of our community. A gift today will have a lasting impact, and we are so grateful for it.

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