Mission/Vision

The Life Under Drones symposium, hosted by Pacific Lutheran University, brings together creative and traditional scholarly research on the ethics, optics, and impacts of drone technology in all its forms.

Drones pose the potential to radically shift the current landscapes in media, politics, law, commerce, intelligence gathering, military operations, law enforcement, and other prominent industries and disciplines. The way that these shifts pose challenges to the current working order is referred to as “disruptive innovation.” We believe that all disruptive innovations should be studied critically and inclusively in an attempt to understand these changes from as many perspectives as possible. The Life Under Drones Symposium will bring together a diverse spectrum of voices to speak to the potential benefits and hazards that drones pose to contemporary life.

For more on the issues explored in the symposium, see Drones in Contemporary Life.