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Cybernetics, Cyborgs or Just Drones?

T H I N K Sam

Unmanned aerial vehicles, quad-copters or drones whatever you like to refer to them as offer a unique perspective into a space with a camera lens controlled by you. This referral to an extension of the human eye offers the analysis of these machines as a bridge to technology and human capacity. The use of FPV goggles allows the pilot to have an immersed view of the drones lens as if they were inside the device, and control its flight path without having to watch the device itself.

As a cyber-cultures principle of embodiment unnecessary to being human, this sensation of flying what I believe the closest thing to a spaceship, adds to my intention to exploring the drone as an extension to the human eye. Throughout my investigation I want to uncover the categories in which are linked to the drone/human assessment, how drones are increasingly being used for tools…

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FPV – An Introduction

T H I N K Sam

Cyberculture can be referred to as the “response to the ubiquitous presence and use of computers and networks for aspects of contemporary social life” for example entertainment.  I like to link ‘computers’ to a broader extension of what is thought of, in a PC or laptop, but to a motherboard of controls to arduino to smart robotics. This leads into my fascination with drones. Over the last year I’ve built an expertise looking into Drones In Agriculture as well as Production, Consumption and Representation of Drones in China which allowed me to then extend the interest into FPV Drone Racing. In an attempt to break down what FPV drone enthusiasts actually do, I’m going to, from a complete beginners perspective, attempt to educate and isolate various elements so that eventually a league or club can be formed under my knowledge. 

FPV or First Person View racing can firstly be catergorised into…

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