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Jan Mieszkowski

radical claims for the impending automation of human vision echo avant-garde movements of the early twentieth century, where a fascination with the mechanisation of the eye was one facet of a broader preoccupation with a future in which le corps humain would be supplanted by the cyborg. 2 These concerns in mind, this chapter begins by detailing some of the unique features of aerial photography in order to show how the prominence of drones has helped give rise to a new understanding of the digital image, which for many contemporary theorists is less a stable

in Drone imaginaries
Eglantine Staunton

determined to defend them” ( 1995c ). Similarly, in 2001 he declared, “Human rights, the concern for the human being and their dignity, have been a passion of France for a long time now. The French nation was among the first to declare human rights as universal and sacred. The French nation has always wanted to be in the avant-garde of the fight for freedom” (Chirac 2007 , 433). He also explained that “the duty of great powers, and of France in particular, is to work, wherever they can, towards the maintenance of peace and the prevention of conflicts” (Chirac 2011 , 126

in France, humanitarian intervention and the responsibility to protect