Gilles Vandenoostende

Hi, I'm Gilles Vandenoostende - designer, illustrator and digital busybody with a love of language, based in Ghent, Belgium.

"Did we just kill a kid?" "Yeah, I guess that was a kid"

Der Spiegel has a good exposé on the life of American drone pilots, & how they’re trying to live with the knowledge that they’re killing people from halfway across the world via remote-control.

Drone warfare seems to me like one of the great social injustices of the world. I believe war should never be without a human cost for all sides involved, because otherwise there’s a fundamental lack of motivation to look for alternative solutions. Few things motivate the public (and thus politicians) against war like footage of body-bags coming home. With drones, there’s none of that.

There ought to be another Geneva convention against drone warfare.

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