12th November 2012
Dronestagram is the latest project from renowned “new aesthetic” pioneer James Bridle, an Instagram feed which posts satellite images corresponding to US drone strikes in the Middle-East and Asia. Much like Josh Begley’s Drones+, the Apple-banned smartphone app which sends alerts whenever drone strikes are reported, Bridle says Dronestagram is a way of “making these locations just a little bit more visible, a little closer. A little more real.”
Not coming soon: An equivalent app that tracks jihadist suicide bombings, honor killings, and Jew-beatings. Because, as we all know, the real problem is Islamophobia.