War at a Distance analyses the replacement of the human eye with perceptive computer technology. Farocki touches on not only the core concerns about innovations like laser-guided missiles, but also how this new technology affects our understanding of image-making.
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As in the wake of some enormous discovery, Farocki recklessly steers and resteers himself, slapping together the dialectic of ‘false and ‘real’ of military crafts by focusing on background processes that are produced in the articulation of the reign of the elite minority. From his cockpit view, he provides in-between mediations for his perceptive gaps, mere crippled hunches, empirically untestable scrutinies that ↓