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We live in the time in which the gaze of technology is showing humanity increasingly alien views of the world. Mars rovers are giving panoramic views of alien landscapes, military drones are offering intensely detailed zooms of contested sites, and satellites are yielding images of your cat from orbit. At the beginning of August, I travelled through Chicago to spend a day in an installation that I can only now call a “hybrid drawing dirigible telepresence opera” in the way it unfolded over the three months at the Chicago Cultural Center.