Humberto Gonzalez, Meredith Malone, Neil Richards: Panel on Drones in Society

Three WashU experts explore how drone technology is changing our world in a discussion that promises to bring intriguing insights. “Technology, Ethics, and Laws” featuring Humberto Gonzalez, Neil Richards, and Meredith Malone, at 5:30 p.m. March 31 in Steinberg Auditorium. At 5 p.m. please join us for a reception and viewing of the exhibition on which the discussion will be based: “To See Without Being Seen: Contemporary Art and Drone Warfare,” in the Kemper Art Museum.

WashU’s Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum has embarked upon an ambitious project this semester designed to open our eyes – literally and figuratively — to the compelling and mysterious world of drone technology, and to tell the story in a singular way — through art and visual culture.

To See Without Being Seen: Contemporary Art and Drone Warfare, on display through April 24, engages an impressive array of artworks and media that showcase the growing ubiquity of drone technology infiltrating aspects of everyday life, and that raise difficult questions around the increased use of unmanned aerial vehicles, collectively called drones, as they are quietly transforming concepts of policing and warfare.

On Thursday, March 31, the Assembly Series will co-sponsor a special event with the Kemper Art Museum: A panel discussion featuring Washington University experts on the “Technological, and Ethical Implications of Drones.” Panelists include Humberto Gonzalez, assistant professor in the Preston M. Green Department of Electrical & Systems Engineering; Neil Richards, professor of law; and associate curator of the exhibition, Meredith Malone.

Humberto Gonzalez
Humberto Gonzalez
Neil Richards
Neil Richards
Meredith Malone
Meredith Malone.

The event will begin with a reception and exhibition viewing in the Kemper Art Museum at 5 p.m., then proceed to Steinberg Auditorium for the program, from 5:30 – 7 p.m.

Visit here for more information on the exhibition; and here for more information on the Kemper Art Museum.

Watch this HEC-TV video on drone technology featuring Gonzalez and colleague.

Read this expert opinion by Richards.