Artist Offers Custom-Painted Attack Drones For Personal Use
Rajeev Basu creates a hoax site to make a statement about military use of unmanned aerial vehicles.
Rajeev Basu is a British artist now based in Boulder, Colorado. His portfolio mainly includes digital works that has won him awards like the Cannes Lion and Webby’s. His recent work is simply titled “Mr. Drones,” which is a satirical look at the use of unmanned aerial vehicles in U.S. military campaigns.
The website allows visitors to custom paint a drone on a rotating 3D model within their browsers. Using Google Streetview, users can input an address to see how the drone would look flying around the street. The asking price is around $25,000 for a drone. But before you get too excited, Basu writes that this is a hoax site part of a larger art project. He explains that: