2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Cuddly Drones: When Kids Design Drones

Monday, March 16
5:00PM - 6:00PM

JW Marriott
Salon 3
110 E 2nd St


We discuss and showcase the creations developed during our "Cuddly Drones" project.

This educational project challenged children (7-10) to design actually flying drones that they thought would be useful to society.

From serious to delightful and arty, everything was there: disco drones (for use in clubs, a big discoball attached below), window cleaning drones (so architecture could take stranger shapes and still be cleaned properly), karaoke drones, farming-smoothymaking drones, candy dispensing drones, mind-reading drones, trash pickup drones (just throw it in the air). The list is long and wonderful.

The project is part of a year-long exploration of emerging surveillance culture, exploring the democratization of surveillance tools. How do teach children to critically explore this drone-filled future?

In collaboration with

- Ruben Pater (designer of the Drone Survival Guide)

- Jasper van Loenen (of "Drone It Yourself kit" fame)



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Krista Hendriks


SETUP medialab

Krista (1986) is an educator and producer at the SETUP medialab. She manages and develops innovative education programs in cooperation with local schools and national educational organisations. A s...

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Tijmen Schep

Creative Lead

SETUP medialab

Tijmen Schep (1981) is creative lead and founding member of the SETUP medialab, in Utrecht, the Netherlands. With a background in both interaction design and mediatheory, he aims to narrow the gap ...

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