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Killbox
Killbox

Killbox

Killbox is an online game and interactive installation that critically explores the nature of drone warfare, its complexities and consequences. It is an experience which explores the use of technology to transform and extend political and military power, and the abstraction of killing through virtualisation.

The war on terror shifts the battleground away from territory defined by geopolitical boundaries. The conflict zone now follows the individual, irrespective of geography. Unmanned drones fly at high altitude above sovereign states, monitoring and engaging these individual targets. Aerial combat is coordinated in volumetric space using cubes containing specific rules of engagement. These cubes- or "killboxes" make up a dynamic and responsive three dimensional map of the area. When activated, killboxes become legal zones of operation for any unit assigned to it.
Killbox is a fictionalized interactive experience in virtual environments based on documented drones strikes in Northern Pakistan.
The work is an international collaboration between American artist/activist, Joseph DeLappe and Scotland-based artists and game developers, Malath Abbas, Tom Demajo and Albert Elwin of Biome Collective.

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Killbox

An international collaboration between U.S. based artist/activist, Joseph DeLappe and Scotland-based artists and game developers, Malath Abbas, Tom Demajo and Albert Elwin of Biome Collective.

Joseph is an artist/activist with a substantial body of work on the subject of geopolitics and drones and is considered a pioneer in the nascent field of computer games and art. DeLappe is Professor of Games and Tactical Media at Abertay University in Dundee, Scotland.
Biome Collective is at the forefront of the digital arts, making experiences that bridge video games, fine art and contemporary culture. Their work constructs meaningful interactions between people and space with a multi disciplnary approach and the creative application of technology.


Stand A23 (pav. 5) - An international collaboration between U.S. based artist/activist, Joseph DeLappe and Scotland-based artists and game developers, Malath Abbas, Tom Demajo and Albert Elwin of Biome Collective.


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