|ANTÓNIO CERVEIRA PINTO — PRODUTIVIDADE — 1980|
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ANTÓNIO CERVEIRA PINTO
PRODUTIVIDADE — 1980
The United States Army, for example, has announced that it will be using from sux to ten thousand machines of this type for training purposes. As a result, other companies are entering the three-quarter-inch U-Matic market.
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Not A Bug Splat, 2014
|The project is a collaboration of artists who made use of the French artist JR’s ‘Inside Out’ movement. Reprieve/Foundation for Fundamental Rights helped launch the effort which has been released with the hashtag #NotABugSplat|
In military slang, Predator drone operators often refer to kills as ‘bug splats’, since viewing the body through a grainy video image gives the sense of an insect being crushed.
To challenge this insensitivity as well as raise awareness of civilian casualties, an artist collective installed a massive portrait facing up in the heavily bombed Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa region of Pakistan, where drone attacks regularly occur. Now, when viewed by a drone camera, what an operator sees on his screen is not an anonymous dot on the landscape, but an innocent child victim’s face. — NABS.