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Art2Drone is a catalog of art projects that explore diverse and critical approaches to “drone” technologies. In recent years radio controlled and mobile application driven quadrocoptors have become ubiquitous toys simultaneous with greater public awareness of commercial and military uses of UAVs (unmanned autonomous vehicles). Artists have adapted these tools for their practices.

Art2Drone is the fourth in a series of experimental catalogs that explore artists’ responses to new technologies. Previous projects include Scan2Go, Art2View and Art2Make which focus on QR codes, augmented reality and 3D printing respectively. Each publication includes a feature for each project with links to a rich media website and critical essays that extend the viewing experience.

Art2Drone 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 Art2Drone logo, a work that simultaneously references the tension between the mechanical and the organic. The logo, featured on the cover of this catalog and the website, will be represented on vinyl stickers to be distributed at the College Art Association Conference.

The Services to Artists Committee of the College Art Association sponsored this project as part of the 2015 CAA Annual Conference. I would like to express my gratitude to Conrad Gleber, Chris Manzione and Gail Rubini from the media arts collective v1b3 for organizing the project, designing the catalog and companion website. Finally, I would like to thank the administrative staff of CAA for sharing this four year journey that has given critical representation to forms that often seem fringe.

Mat Rappaport
Associate Professor
Columbia College, Chicago

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PROJECTS

Nadav Assor, Ophan
Andrej Boleslavsky, Crash!
Paul Catanese, Visible From Space
Sterling Crispin, Charon
Joeseph DeLappe, In Drones We Trust
Ricardo Dominguez + Ian Alan Paul + Jane Stevens, Drone Crash Incident
Abelardo Gil-Fournier, Sanguine
Nathaniel Hartman, ASM_frag
Jim Jeffers, Flyover 16
Richard Johnston, Weightless
Maria Judova, Composition for a Drone
Patrick Lichty + Mark Skwarek, AR Drone “Love Bomber” Over Bushwick
Lee Montgomery, Learning to Write with Remote Control
Simon Remiszewski, Drone Conditioning
Kathleen Rogers, My First Dronie
Carlos Rosas, Revelry Revealed
Nicholas Sagan, For the Love of…
Lile Stephens, Flight Simulator
Scott Patrick Wiener, Landscape Acquisition
Jeff Will + Liz Wuerffel, My Drone Brings People Together

CRITICAL ESSAYS

Meredith Hoy, Invisible Shadows: Overturning Secrecy in Drone Technology
George Monteleone, Liminal Airspace!
Abigail Susik, The Drone in Social Imaginaries

custom graphic and stickers by Michelle Graves.

 

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Art2Drone PDF Catalog

 


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