• Precision Targets: GPS and the Militarization of Everyday Life

    Author(s):
    Ezra Claytan Daniels, Caren Kaplan (see profile) , Eric Loyer
    Date:
    2013
    Group(s):
    Digital Humanists, Place Studies
    Subject(s):
    Military geography, Sociology of technology
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    borders, GPS, Surveillance
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6HX1G
    Abstract:
    This article explores the militarization of everyday life through the emergence of a dual-use technology, the Global Positioning System (GPS), in the 1990s and first decade of the twenty-first century. It was launched in April 2010 as a Web-based multimedia piece funded by a Digital Innovation Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies. During the fellowship year and for several years afterward, author Caren Kaplan worked with programmer/designer Erik Loyer to produce a piece that would address the multiple social and political valences of GPS in a graphically dramatic but academically substantial manner. Ezra Claytan Daniels provided the artwork that illustrates Erik Loyer’s innovative digital “cube” design. Loyer and Kaplan developed the six storylines for the piece, and Kaplan wrote the text (see www.precisiontargets.com).
    Metadata:
    Published as:
    Journal article    
    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    4 months ago
    License:
    Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives

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