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Peter Adey published an article in November 2016.
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Article 9 Reads 0 Citations Making the drone strange: the politics, aesthetics and surrealism of levitation Peter Adey Published: 18 November 2016
Geographica Helvetica, doi: 10.5194/gh-71-319-2016
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In this paper I decentre the drone from a different kind of vertical figure that has its own prehistory and parallel history of being aloft and particular sets of aesthetic geographies we might productively deploy to reorder what we think about drones, and especially the human's place in or outside of them. The paper explores in what ways we might examine the drone from other points of view that are technical and political, but also theological, magical, artistic and aesthetic. The prehistoric or parallel aerial figure to be considered is the levitator, the subject or thing that floats without any attributable mechanical force, visible or physical energy source. The paper draws on notions of aesthetics and politics in order for the levitator not to be compared with the drone, but to enable its very different visual and aesthetic regimes to begin to redistribute quite a different set of drone geographies that are ambiguous, mystical, gendered and sexed.
Article 4 Reads 0 Citations A Mobile Life: John Urry, 1946–2016 Peter Adey Published: 07 November 2016
doi: 10.1177/0263276416675933
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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Blurred lines: intimacy, mobility, and the social military Peter Adey, David Denney, Rikke Jensen, Alasdair Pinkerton Published: 22 March 2016
Critical Military Studies, doi: 10.1080/23337486.2016.1148281
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This paper, whilst drawing on a wide-scale exploration of social media use within the UK Armed Forces, narrates the visit of two academic researchers to a very particular military space: a Royal Navy warship. It does so in order to experience, question, and understand the extent to which social media cuts through the private, domestic or public, personal and familial, work and home in an intimate clinch of relations. We do so by exploring how the now-familiar story of the befuddlement of distance in contemporary conflict is complicated by remote communications and autonomous technologies. And we do so to explore the ways in which social media might reconfigure quite intimate and gender ed social relations and practices. This narrative, we suggest, needs nuancing through the military lives, however far removed, who live closeness and distance in differentiated ways, particularly through their mobile phones, tablets, and computers. We explore, through a number of focus groups with naval personnel on board a military ship, how the reworking of military life is producing feelings of distance and isolation, but also togetherness and community. Indeed, as opposed to simply opening up once-intimate places to exposure and, thus, erasing geography, instead, places and spaces, and bodies, matter differently. Crucial to uncovering and understanding these relations are our own embodiments as researchers. We explore how we as academic researchers erode and rework these distinctions as we navigate, and inhabit, particular military spaces.
Article 0 Reads 9 Citations Emergency Mobilities Peter Adey Published: 25 January 2016
Mobilities, doi: 10.1080/17450101.2015.1103533
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Article 3 Reads 0 Citations Accounting for the elemental Peter Adey Published: 15 March 2015
Dialogues in Human Geography, doi: 10.1177/2043820615571212
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Article 3 Reads 35 Citations Air’s affinities Peter Adey Published: 15 March 2015
Dialogues in Human Geography, doi: 10.1177/2043820614565871
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