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.”
- WATCH: A ‘Mistletoe Drone’ Descends On San Francisco (wnyc.org)
- Watch what happened when a mistletoe drone flew over San Francisco (grist.org)
- There’s A Mistletoe Drone Flying Around San Francisco Right Now (businessinsider.com)
- Did You See This Mistletoe Drone Fly Over Union Square? (blogs.sfweekly.com)
- There’s A Mistletoe Drone Flying Around San Francisco Right Now (mukeshbalani.wordpress.com)