Dirty Computer (Drone identity check)

Brief description

Janelle and her friend are driving down a desert road grooving to music, when they hear police sirens behind them. It is an unmanned drone, and in a deep, robotic voice it requires them to identify themselves. They show triangular cards, which it scans, and then it performs an iris scan of Janelle. It misnames her "Jane", which is also the name that her captors use for her. Their red car has no wheels, clearly setting the scene in the future. (Scene starts around 4:30 minutes into full video)

Work that the situation appears in

Title Publication Type Year Creator
Dirty Computer Narrative, Music video Janelle Monáe
Who does what?
Aesthetic characteristics
Machine P.O.V
Not machine P.O.V.

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