Reva Stone’s work is concerned with an examination of the mediation between our bodies and the technologies that are altering how we interact with the world. She engages with a variety of forms of digital technologies to initiate discourses about how these technologies are impacting upon the very nature of being human. In recent work, Stone investigated the ideologies driving the development of unmanned aerial vehicles. In this work she examined the contradictory views that portray remote killing either as efficient or as cowardly; the mix of intimacy and distance involved in remote killing; the relationship between today’s uavs and the nuclear bomb; the changing nature of war itself/ and the ethical questions that arise from targeted killing.
She has received many awards, including the 2017 Distinguished Alumna Award, Professional Career, University of Manitoba, the 2015 Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts and an honorable mention from Life 5.0, Art & Artificial Life International Competition, Fundación Telefónica, Madrid, Spain. She has exhibited widely in Canada, the US and Europe, has presented at symposia and has been published in journals such as Second Nature: the International Journal of Creative Media.
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