autismo / diversamente

Facebook poster competition.

Above: My entry for a Facebook poster contest sponsored by Sergio Olivotti of diversamente onlus, an Italian non-profit group. The Autism Poster Design Contest is an open group seeking to raise awareness of the issues surrounding autism and those it affects. (Submission deadline open through March 31, at 12PM CET.)

In first considering this theme, I was struck by one early symptom of autism in children, the obsessive stacking of objects. It occurred to me that the recent explosion of production and deployment of American Predator drones in attack roles, particularly in in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, displayed similar tendencies.

I hope that an identification of such symptoms at the national level will lead to more awareness at a local level as well. Substitute images of automobiles and the same message might be achieved.

Below: Some process images. I cut these out of b&w laser prints from low-res web images. Here are a few from the scanner with some old blue trace, cut_drones_sky_net (somehow appropriate?).

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Above: cut_drone_sky_net, scanned cut-outs of Predator drones
under a blue sheet of trace.




11 Responses to “autismo / diversamente”

autismo / diversamente: Facebook poster competition.

Above: My entry for a Facebook poster contest sponsored .. http://tinyurl.com/d98ur7

Erik Brandt added these words on Mar 30 09 at 6:34 PM

excellent. i enjoy seeing the process.

Ryan Hageman added these words on Mar 30 09 at 9:44 PM

a stacking of messages……..M. J
gut!

Janice Brandt added these words on Mar 31 09 at 2:46 PM

Wired has been following these stories really closely, here is a recent one: http://blog.wired.com/defense/2009/03/is-the-us-at-ro.html

Erik Brandt added these words on Apr 01 09 at 10:32 AM

woo hoo!

predator drones very tropical-assassin-insect-like.

Bettina added these words on Apr 01 09 at 1:18 PM

Saw this via Ryan Hageman elsewhere, excellent TED lecture (P.W. Singer) on the issues of robotics at war.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1pr683SYFk

Erik Brandt added these words on Apr 05 09 at 10:14 AM

robotic warfare in, nuclear weapons out:
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0409/20901.html

Ryan Hageman added these words on Apr 05 09 at 10:46 AM

Latest on the Drone Wars in the NYTimes: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/17/opinion/17exum.html?_r=1

Erik Brandt added these words on May 17 09 at 9:53 AM

@hapticdata Thought I'd send along a link to the drone poster we discussed. Hope you enjoy! http://goo.gl/4k0Px #geotypografika

Erik Brandt added these words on Jul 09 11 at 4:42 PM

@heatherknight An older interpretation of the American robots you described so well in your talk. Hope you enjoy. http://goo.gl/4k0Px

Erik Brandt added these words on Jul 09 11 at 5:45 PM

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