A digital explosion has ripped through the battlefield. Multiple data trajectories have ruptured our capacity to make sense of and manage the effects of war. Radical War maps and traces war’s data trajectories from the battlefield, in the cloud, through the archive, in memory and out into the deeply mediated technologies that we use. Framing Radical War as a relationship between data, attention and control, it is a lens for highlighting the complex intra-dependent relationship between war, smart devices and web platforms.
Dr Matthew Ford in a Senior Lecturer in the Department of International Relations at University of Sussex. Andrew Hoskins is Interdisciplinary Research Professor in Global Security in the College of Social Sciences, University of Glasgow.