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Louise Lawler: No Drones

Nixon, M; (2014) Louise Lawler: No Drones. October , 147 pp. 20-37. 10.1162/octo_a_00164. Green open access

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Abstract

Hitler deployed the first pilot-less flying bombs, the doodlebugs, as weapons of terror over London. “The drone of the planes,” Virginia Woolf related, is “like the sawing of a branch overhead. Round and round it goes, sawing and sawing.” It falls to the civilian under aerial attack to “fight with the mind” by “thinking against the current, not with it.” Thinking in darkness, thinking in bed, thinking with the unconscious—Woolf defends the supposedly “futile activity of idea-making” as a counterpoint to the drone of war.

Type: Article
Title: Louise Lawler: No Drones
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1162/octo_a_00164
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1162/OCTO_a_00164
Language: English
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UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of History of Art
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10068332
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