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Elke Schwarz

subject detected by drone's surveillance cameras is, in the first scientific schema, transmuted algorithmically into a patterned sequence of numerals: the digital code of ones and zeros. Converted into digital data coded as a ‘pattern of life’, the targeted human subject is reduced to an anonymous simulacrum that flickers across the screen and that can effectively be liquidated into a ‘pattern of death’ with the swivel of a

in Death machines
Elke Schwarz

. ‘The problem’, as Coker notes, ‘is that we have a tendency these days to conclude that we should pattern all understandings in the manner of the operations of a digital data processor, the algorithmic way in which computers deal with data’ (Coker 2015 : 128). After all, are we not merely slow, antiquated machines, manifested in our biological and neurologically ascertainable essence? The techno-logos, however, functions on a specific setting within which this

in Death machines