Ontological Surveillance Drone (video)

Ontological Surveillance Drone: Night Flight 6, 2020
1 minute 41 seconds


The Ontological Surveillance Drone video series is derived from iPhone "fly-overs" of my Ontological Road Maps series and other drawings. Surveillance is the "continuous observation of a place, person, group, or ongoing activity in order to gather information." A drone is a low monotonous audible tone, but also defined as "an uncrewed aircraft or vessel guided by remote control or onboard computers"…a seemingly anonymous voyeur or attacker…the ultimate movable Panopticon. The juxtaposing of these concepts has multiple implications both benign and malign, for example, self-awareness or spying. However, the ultimate aim of both surveillance and mechanical drones is control by individuals, governments or corporations.