Cuddly Drones: When Kids Design Drones
Monday, March 16
5:00PM - 6:00PM
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)
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...Show the rest
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 strong love of new technology and the developing of deeper understanding of what these technologies do to us, has lead Krista to work on a number of creative projects, including an open-source, Dutch language creative coding course that is now being deployed in a number of arts-education locations throughout the Netherlands.
She is an accomplished drone pilot, and has even flown one of the "Cuddlydrones" for the prime-minister when he came to visit.Hide the rest
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 ...Show the rest
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 between the world of artists, developers, designers and academics. At SETUP this results in the development of participatory events, workshops and exhibitions that playfully and critically explore the issues surrounding new technologies.
Random examples are: an exhibition of illegally 3D scanned and then 3D printed art from local museums called "the digital art heist", an exhibit on The New Aesthetic with international artists and theorists, an open-source subtlemob, and the biggest Bring Your Own Beamer in the Netherlands, which we held in the streets of Amsterdam.Hide the rest