‘Watching the Watchers’ is an ongoing series of images taken from publicly available digital satellite maps of unmanned aircraft around the world, stationed at training bases in the US desert and secret installations in Afghanistan, Pakistan and elsewhere. These military technologies, designed to operate without being seen - visually, politically, or morally - are nevertheless accessible to the gaze of contemporary civilian networks.

Watching the Watchers is part of a wider body of work, exploring the presence and impact of military drones. By rendering them visible, Bridle renders their operation and politics legible, and thus open to intervention.

A part of Data as Culture, and City Fictions, a speculative near future city. Institution: civic defence.

Data as Culture is presented by the ODI, FutureEverything and Lighthouse.