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Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Drone Attacks Interactive

Saturday 03.30.2013 , Posted by

Out of Sight Out of Mind - Pakastan Drone Attacks Interactive 2

The US has been waging war in the middle east for over 10 years now, making the combination of conflicts in the region the second longest war in our history. This is due, in part, to something new to our war making stategy: drone attacks. These non-manned flying machines allow the government to wage war without the risk of losing American military, while at the same time lowering the financial cost to wage such a conflict due to fewer deployed soldiers. Their are hidden costs to these tactics however, as this shockingly affective interactive graphic from Pitch Interactive makes abundantly clear. [Read more...]

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Quadcopter Captures the Essence of Detroit

Wednesday 07.18.2012 , Posted by

When we hear about Detroit in the media, it’s about the deterioration of the city that was once a key player in “the American Dream.” The city that once created thousands of jobs with its thriving automobile industry has lost many of those positions to the factories overseas. Now when Detroit is mentioned, we hear mostly about the foreclosures and the violence. Set to the soundtrack of Ruby Frost & Mt. Eden’s “Oh That I Had,” this video shows this and another side of the Motor City. Shot with a GoPro on a Scarab QUAD X Stealth-FPV Reconn – ARF Electronica – Quadcopter, it shows the desolation as the view dives in and out of abandoned factories and buildings, yet it also gives a sense of hope with the verdant natural beauty and the resilient skyline. [Read more...]

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