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ISCI Book Launch – The Eye of War
14 March, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The International State Crime Initiative will host a book launch of Antoine Bousquet’s The Eye of War: Military Perception from the Telescope to the Drone.
Beginning with the Renaissance’s fateful discovery of linear perspective, The Eye of War discloses the entanglement of the sciences and techniques of perception, representation, and localization in the modern era amid the perpetual quest for military superiority. In a survey that ranges from the telescope, aerial photograph, and gridded map to radar, digital imaging, and the geographic information system, Bousquet shows how successive technological systems have profoundly shaped the history of warfare and the experience of soldiering.
A work of grand historical sweep and remarkable analytical power, The Eye of War explores the implications of militarized perception for the character of war in the twenty-first century and the place of human subjects within its increasingly technical armature.”
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