Drones Will Light Up The Night Sky For NASA’s Apollo 11 50th Anniversary

Mimicking the natural flight patterns of birds.

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After suspending a giant concrete structure at their landmark Helsinki exhibition, the creative minds at Studio Drift are now preparing an army of 300 luminous drones to light up the night sky in celebration of NASA’s Apollo 11 50th anniversary.

The tech-aided performance entitled ‘Franchise Freedom’ will take place at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex alongside a live music performance by Duran Duran. The drones’ movement were inspired by the natural flight patterns of birds with the collective utilizing special program software to develop an algorithm that will see the miniature flying robots in a twinkling nighttime swarm.

“The Apollo 11 moon landing exemplifies how technology can have a positive effect on humanity. Let’s take this as an example of what amazing possibilities we have if we put our minds together. It is our responsibility to use technology to build a sustainable future.” says Ralph Nauta, Artist Drift.

The forthcoming performance to commemorate the historic moon landing marks the fourth installment by Studio Drift, with their swarming drones having taken flight at Art Basel Miami 2017, Burning Man Festival, and Amsterdam in previous years.

‘Franchise Freedom’ will launch on July 16. Tickets for the event can be purchased at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

For other tech meets art installments involving nature, check out teamLab’s “Digitized Forest” exhibition at Kyoto’s Shimogamo Shrine in Japan.

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Space Commerce Way
Merritt Island, FL 32953

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