# PHILOSOPHY /// “The Body of the Prey is the Battlefield”: Grégoire Chamayou and the Drone Theory (Part 1)

The Funambulist begins a discussion of Chamayou’s book on the drone – also discussed at length by Derek Gregory at Geographical Imaginations.

The Funambulist

Omer Fast DroneStill of the video What the Drone Saw by artist Omer Fast, a former U.S. Army drone operator / Source: The Guardian

This article is the first one but very unlikely to be the last one about Grégoire Chamayou‘s Drone Theory. The latter is the name of a book (Théorie du drone) that has not been translated in English yet, and that is published by the same French publisher I am regularly referring to on this blog, La Fabrique. As a complement to his activity of philosopher, Chamayou is also the editor of this excellent series of books ZONES (published by La Découverte) that are available in open access online in addition of existing in printed version. Before publishing Théorie du drone (La Fabrique, 2013), Chamayou had written Les corps vils : Expérimenter sur les êtres humains aux XVIIIe et XIXe siècles (Vile Bodies: Experiments…

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