drone museum

Muse-themed Questions
  • ***Some of them are based off the videos, some of them are based off the lyrics. And then some of them are based off my personal interpretation and/or what the song reminds me of.***
  • Sunburn: Have you ever stolen something?
  • Muscle Museum: Have you ever used someone?
  • Showbiz: Ever controlled your feelings for too long?
  • Unintended: Do you tend to move on easily?
  • Escape: Ever wished you could take back everything you've said to someone?
  • New Born: Do you like breaking the silence?
  • Bliss: Are you jealous of someone else's happiness?
  • Plug In Baby: How well do you tolerate lies?
  • Citizen Erased: Are you an open-minded person?
  • Dark Shines: Have you ever felt overwhelmed by someone else's innocence?
  • Megalomania: Do you enjoy power/being in charge?
  • Can't Take My Eyes Off You: Ever experienced puppy love?
  • Dead Star: Ever given up on someone?
  • Time Is Running Out: Have you ever been in a relationship where you felt trapped?
  • Sing for Absolution: Ever begged for forgiveness?
  • Stockholm Syndrome: Is there someone you'd never let go of?
  • Hysteria: Have you ever been romantically obsessed with someone?
  • Thoughts Of A Dying Atheist: What are your religious beliefs?
  • Starlight: What gives you hope?
  • Map Of The Problematique: Do you consider yourself a lonely person?
  • Invincible: Has a romantic relationship ever made you feel all-powerful?
  • City Of Delusion: How well do you handle ignorance?
  • Knights of Cydonia: Do you have an anthem?
  • Uprising: Ever wished you could start a revolution?
  • Resistance: Do you think love is the answer to everything?
  • Undisclosed Desires: Have you ever felt the desire to fix someone?
  • Guiding Light: Who is your biggest inspiration?
  • Supremacy: How well do you tolerate authority?
  • Madness: Have you ever been in a problematic and complicated relationship?
  • Panic Station: What's the weirdest thing you've ever worn?
  • Survival: Do you think life is all about competition?
  • Big Freeze: Is there someone who could fix you no matter what?
  • Dead Inside: Do you often feel empty and emotionless?
  • Psycho: Are you easily controlled?
  • Mercy: Do you often ask for help, or do you prefer solving everything on your own?
  • The Handler: Are you manipulative?
  • The Globalist: Have you ever felt completely hopeless?

In 2013, Massoud Hassani came to Kickstarter with Mine Kafon, a low-cost, wind-powered, tumbleweed-like mine detonator. It came to be included in the Museum of Modern Art’s collection and was hailed as “an act of design justice." 

Now, Hassani is back on Kickstarter with a drone designed to safely locate and detonate landmines. With the Mine Kafon Drone, he aims to eliminate all land mines around the world within the next ten years. 

Read our story about Hassani’s incredible mission and support the project here

I thought I’d heard it all. Then...drones.

Anonymous submitted: 

Last month, someone didn’t want to pay the admission to our weekend outdoor craft festival so they stayed outside the grounds, unseen, and flew their huge, loud, personal drone in. It hovered above us for two days, getting a private tour of the grounds through the onboard camera. 

It seemed a bit like this…

Putting aside the concerns about how this was probably illegal and certainly dangerous, let’s consider the fact that this person can afford a personal drone but was too cheap to pay admission to a museum festival. 

Bed Down Location is a projection of the night skies over Yemen, Somalia, and Pakistan, countries where the U.S. military conducts “targeted killings” using unmanned aircraft. The work also includes footage from Creech Air Force Base in Nevada, where the military tests and flies drones. The title of the work refers to the military term denoting where a targeted person sleeps. 

Installation view of Laura Poitras: Astro Noise (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, February 5—May 1, 2016). Photography by Ronald Amstutz

This Friday, we’re thrilled to debut the first solo museum exhibition by artist, filmmaker, and journalist Laura Poitras. This immersive installation of new work builds on topics important to Poitras, including mass surveillance, the war on terror, the U.S. drone program, Guantanamo Bay Prison, occupation, and torture. We’ll be posting live from the press preview on Twitter and Instagram starting at 10 am EST.

Laura Poitras (b. 1964), ANARCHIST: Power Spectrum Display of Doppler Tracks from a Satellite (Intercepted May 27, 2009), 2016. Archival pigment print on aluminum, 45 ¼ × 65 in. Courtesy the artist