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A ‘Mistletoe Drone’ Descends On San Francisco : NPR

I like the idea of a robot being used to spread positive human emotions.

Most would agree: We don’t usually think of drones as charming.

But two artists — George Zisiadis and Mustafa Khan — have produced a piece of performance art that mixes the unmanned aerial vehicle with a long-loved holiday tradition.The artists propped a mistletoe on a Parrot AR Drone 2.0 and flew it over San Francisco’s Union Square.

Zisiadis : “All my work is about playfully re-imagining the world around us,” he says. “Drones have been causing all sorts of paranoia lately and I wanted to reframe them from being something scary and ominous to being fun and human. It’s not about the technology, its about how we use it.”

via WATCH: A \’Mistletoe Drone\’ Descends On San Francisco : The Two-Way : NPR.

Happy Holidays!

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Beth Kelley is an applied & digital anthropologist with an overall interest in how people engage with and are impacted by their environments and vice versa. This has manifested itself in many ways, by looking at creativity, playful spaces and environmental enrichment, sustainability, design research, and integrative and collaborative models of learning such as through play and hands-on learning.