A Stark Reminder That Drones Are Filling Our Skies

It's hard to avoid the increasing prevalence of drones. In case you were in any doubt, this artwork — Under the Shadow of the Drone — serves as a stark reminder that they're increasingly filling our skies.

Conceived by James Bridle, this is a one-to-one representation of an MQ-9 reaper military drone, drawn on the tarmac of Brighton's seafront in the UK. He explains his choice of colour:

"This green is the colour of the future; chromakey green; greenscreen; the colour onto which we project our hopes and fantasies. it is the colour of technologically-augmented vision; the bright green of digital cameras and machine vision; of laser targeting systems; of late evolution. This green is the least 'natural' of colours; or rather, it is the colour of another nature, verdant and elusive, that we live within and alongside, but have barely begun to notice."

Regardless of whether you buy into that, it's a crystal-clear reminder that drones are real, here and increasingly common. Quite how they'll shape our future, well, that remains to be seen. [James Bridle via Design Boom]

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