Framing Media #1: J.D. Schnepf on Drone Humanitarianism

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    Today's episode features J.D. Schnepf, a scholar of American Studies in Political Culture and Theory at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. We discuss her article, "Flood from Above: Disaster Mediation and Drone Humanitarianism," published in Media+Environment. Schnepf looks at the culture of the drone in humanitarian disasters like hurricanes and floods, studying how the private digital media infrastructure reveals the privatization of American life. Moreover, she explores how seeing and studying how drones work in these environmental situations demonstrates how we are taught to see drones as "life giving" objects, and how that provides a new critique of their military uses.

    Period1-Sep-2020

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    • TitleFraming Media #1: J.D. Schnepf on Drone Humanitarianism
      Degree of recognitionInternational
      Media name/outletFraming Media
      Media typeRadio
      Duration/Length/Size36 min
      CountryUnited States
      Date01/09/2020
      DescriptionToday's episode features J.D. Schnepf, a scholar of American Studies in Political Culture and Theory at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. We discuss her article, "Flood from Above: Disaster Mediation and Drone Humanitarianism," published in Media+Environment. Schnepf looks at the culture of the drone in humanitarian disasters like hurricanes and floods, studying how the private digital media infrastructure reveals the privatization of American life. Moreover, she explores how seeing and studying how drones work in these environmental situations demonstrates how we are taught to see drones as "life giving" objects, and how that provides a new critique of their military uses.
      Producer/AuthorPeter Labuza
      URLwww.thecinephiliacs.net/2020/06/blog-post.html
      PersonsJennifer Schnepf