From Uniforms to Monitors: Persuasive design and targeting in international law

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From Uniforms to Monitors : Persuasive design and targeting in international law. / Parsa, Amin; Keshavarz, Mahmoud.

2018. Abstract från Law and Society association, Toronto, Kanada.

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Parsa, A & Keshavarz, M 2018, 'From Uniforms to Monitors: Persuasive design and targeting in international law', Toronto, Kanada, 2018/06/07 - 2018/06/10, .

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Parsa, A., & Keshavarz, M. (2018). From Uniforms to Monitors: Persuasive design and targeting in international law. Abstract från Law and Society association, Toronto, Kanada.

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Parsa A, Keshavarz M. 2018. From Uniforms to Monitors: Persuasive design and targeting in international law. Abstract från Law and Society association, Toronto, Kanada.

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Parsa A, Keshavarz M. From Uniforms to Monitors: Persuasive design and targeting in international law. 2018. Abstract från Law and Society association, Toronto, Kanada.

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Parsa, Amin ; Keshavarz, Mahmoud. / From Uniforms to Monitors : Persuasive design and targeting in international law. Abstract från Law and Society association, Toronto, Kanada.

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TY - CONF

T1 - From Uniforms to Monitors

T2 - Persuasive design and targeting in international law

AU - Parsa, Amin

AU - Keshavarz, Mahmoud

PY - 2018/6/7

Y1 - 2018/6/7

N2 - US counterinsurgency, thanks to geographically unbounded reach of drones, is characterized by extending wartime violence from battlefield to the monitor. In this article, we claim that the significance of the ‘new technologies’ of looking and targeting lies in their capacity to negotiate laws of war into the material world, thus determining the legitimacy of their expansive violence. Such negotiations operate through a series of visual and design practices that produce and maintain a space of persuasion. Combining legal studies with design studies we examine the military uniform as law’s original visual marker mediating these spaces of persuasion between the parties involved. Once abandoned in insurgencies, other technologies of looking, drones in particular, emerge to provide the persuasiveness otherwise was provided by military uniform. Consequently, we conclude that the critical function of drone beyond its technological complexity is in its ability to maintain the continuity of this persuasive space of violence.

AB - US counterinsurgency, thanks to geographically unbounded reach of drones, is characterized by extending wartime violence from battlefield to the monitor. In this article, we claim that the significance of the ‘new technologies’ of looking and targeting lies in their capacity to negotiate laws of war into the material world, thus determining the legitimacy of their expansive violence. Such negotiations operate through a series of visual and design practices that produce and maintain a space of persuasion. Combining legal studies with design studies we examine the military uniform as law’s original visual marker mediating these spaces of persuasion between the parties involved. Once abandoned in insurgencies, other technologies of looking, drones in particular, emerge to provide the persuasiveness otherwise was provided by military uniform. Consequently, we conclude that the critical function of drone beyond its technological complexity is in its ability to maintain the continuity of this persuasive space of violence.

M3 - Abstract

ER -