Art 2 Drone is a catalog and exhibition that brings together the work of artists who investigate drone technology and its cultural implications. The artworks will highlight the political, social, scientific and artistic impacts of drone technology.
The Art 2 Drone catalog is of art projects that explore diverse and critical approaches to “drone” technologies. In recent years radio controlled and mobile application driven quadrocopters have become ubiquitous toys simultaneous with greater public awareness of commercial and military uses of UAVs (unmanned autonomous vehicles). Artist have adopted and adapted these tools to their practices.
Art 2 Drone is the fourth in a series of experimental catalogs that explore artists’ responses to new technologies. The previous projects include Scan 2 Go, Art 2 View and Art 2 Make which focus on QR codes, augmented reality and 3D printing respectively. Each publication includes a feature on each project with links to a rich media web site and critical essays that extend the viewing experience.
Art 2 Drone would not have been possible without the dedication of many collaborators. My thanks and appreciation go to Professors Meredith Hoy, Abigail Susik and George Monteleone for contributing critical perspectives that shape how these works are understood. Artist Michelle Graves designed the Art 2 Drone logo, a work that references the tension between the mechanical and the organic.