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June 02, 2006

Low Drone


Trans-border hopping

Low Drone, commissioned for Tijuana Calling, melds the lowrider, a customized vehicle with hydraulics and candy coated paint, with the functionality of the drone, an unmanned aerial vehicle equipped with surveillance cameras that has been standard U.S. military fare since the ‘60s.

The LowDrone is the world’s first flying lowrider, outfitted with wireless video transmission capabilities and conditioned for remote aerial flight. Through the Low Drone website, users can simulate flight over one of the most surveilled spaces on the planet: the U.S./Mexico border between Tijuana and southern California. By Angel Nevarez and Alex Rivera.

More US/Mexico border stories: Trainers for border crossers, Dentists on the border Mexico / U.S.A., a new U.S. border fence, etc. Via alt_imagen. [blogged by Régine on we-make-money-not-art] [Related: Breaking Through the Stereotypes: Art and Media Activism from Tijuana byArmin Medosch]

Posted by jo at June 2, 2006 10:38 AM