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" How has the sky been transformed by drones? How has the ocean been transformed by the fact that over 90% of the world's information travels in underwater cables? "
" My dad was not one of these stereotypical military people - buzz-cut, rah-rah-rah. "
" Show me what society that ever existed that did not use the tools that they had available. Ask any person from East Germany... you will never hear somebody say, 'The Stasi never bothered me because I didn't have anything to hide.' That's not a thing that people say. "
" I think that some of the earliest ideas in the modern period were actually from astronomy. You look at Galileo: He goes up and points his telescope up at Jupiter and finds out, hey, Jupiter has these moons. "
" I have to admit that I'm not very good with grammar. They taught grammar in elementary and high school, but I went to public schools, so I never really learned it. "
" It's common knowledge that most of the guys at Guantanamo are nobodies. Many were turned in by bounty hunters. "
" Do cave paintings mean anything? Not really, but I, for one, am happy to have them. "
" Many of the things that shape the way the world looks are, quite frankly, invisible. "
" The U.S. space program has mythologies attached to pioneering and conquering, but the Russian tradition is very different. In the Russian tradition, the ultimate goal of humanity was to resurrect all humans. "
" In a democracy, the citizens are supposed to have all the power, and the government is supposed to be the means by which the citizens exercise that power. But when you have a surveillance state, the state has all the power, and citizens have very little. "
" In human geography, we think about landscapes as being political, social, cultural, economic, and physical things all at the same time. And that's the way that I wanted to approach the question of state secrecy. "
" In the traditional academic literature, secrecy is thought of as a set of bureaucratic operations - hiding files and hiding information, that sort of thing. "
" At extreme distances, there is essentially no such thing as depth of field. "
" Creative projects are rarely the result of a single person's efforts. "
" Images can make realities out of people and struggles - the reality we give them. Images really matter. "
" When we look at something that is alien to us, that is beyond our comprehension, what do we see but ourselves? "
" American intelligence and military agencies have a huge footprint in terms of how the world works, but they're largely invisible. I'm interested in exploring those 'geographies' of secrecy from many different angles: political, legal, economic, spatial, etc., because I am fundamentally just interested in how the world works and how societies work. "
" What I thought was fascinating about comparative religion was that these were the stories that humans have told themselves about where they come from, who they are and where they're going, and what it means to be alive on the planet. "
" I don't put work in an art gallery because the next day I want people to march in the streets. "
" It's not okay for me to behave as if I'm cynical about the future. Even if I am. "
" The dead spacecraft in orbit have become a permanent fixture around our planet, not unlike the rings of Saturn. They will be the longest-lasting artifacts of human civilization, quietly circling the Earth until the sun turns into a red giant about 5 billion years from now. "
" Nothing that you make in the world exists in isolation from the social and political and ecological dimensions of it. "
" For me, one of the jobs of an artist is to try to see changes taking place. "
" We imagine going to the moon and planting a flag, going to an asteroid and mining, going to Mars and setting up a colony. And I think that expansionist mentality is very self-destructive, especially given the kind of precarious relationship we now have to the ecosystem here on Earth, because it allows us to imagine that Earth is disposable. "
" If you create a place where anything can happen, anything will happen. "
" For me, there's something very romantic about going and looking at the stars and trying to photograph spy satellites. "
" The NRO is like a secret twin to NASA. It's the U.S.' 'other' space agency. The agency is about as old as NASA, but its existence was secret until 1992. "
" I can't imagine anything more beautiful on this planet than looking up at the stars and seeing a kind of artificial star moving through the night sky. "
" Art is more than a series of images that are disembodied. Art is objects that live in real places, economies, spaces, architecture. "
" Perhaps 'photography' has become so all-pervasive that it no longer makes sense to think about it as a discreet practice or field of inquiry. In other words, perhaps 'photography,' as a meaningful cultural trope, is over. "
" Geosynchronous spacecraft will be among civilization's most enduring remnants, quietly circling Earth until the Earth is no more. "