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Drone Startups part 5: Gofor prank

Dear friends,

Although only five months young, dronologista blog has grown and needs a new attire.

As of 1st of September, dronologista.com moves to a new hosting, new address and slightly changes the appearance . Content will remain the same, and dronologista will continue to provide information about non-military drones only.

Enjoy!

And now something completely different. Previous drone startup posts featured ideas that are being actively pursued by visionaries around the world. Today’s post will be about Uber for drones, Gofor.

Imagine a drone service that provides drones on demand, when you need it, where you need it. Imagine an app for your iPhone or whatever smart device you have that will call that drone for you. That, in short, is what Gofor is. The only problem is that it actually doesn’t exist.

It is a brainchild of Alex Cornell, a San Francisco based graphic artist, drone enthusiast, known for his earlier, dystopian video ‘Our Drone Future’.

An experiment of designing and pitching a startup, created a veritable internet frenzy. The Youtube video at the beginning of this post has more than 30.000 views and numerous comments ranging from ‘love it <3’ to ‘welcome to NSA’. Since posting up a video and setting up the webpage, Alex Cornell got emails from Google and Texas Instruments employees, asking if he was hiring, that is how crazy it got.

Although Gofor is kind of April Foolsday jokes, it is not the sort of prank made to fool anyone. Technology isn’t nowhere near yet, but it is getting there. And it is quite possible that in a couple of years, possibly less, there will be a startup offering exactly the same service.

In the end, it would be useful to have a drone to find an empty parking spot for you.

 

 

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Dronie?

Dear friends,

Although only five months young, dronologista blog has grown and needs a new attire.

As of 1st of September, dronologista.com moves to a new hosting, new address and slightly changes the appearance . Content will remain the same, and dronologista will continue to provide information about non-military drones only.

Enjoy!

If you are craving for unusual selfies, good news are here:  you can use a drone to make it. And it is called a dronie.

These guys went viral a couple of days ago with a cool video of making a dronie.

Enjoy

Droneffiti

Dear friends,

Although only five months young, dronologista blog has grown and needs a new attire.

As of 1st of September, dronologista.com moves to a new hosting, new address and slightly changes the appearance . Content will remain the same, and dronologista will continue to provide information about non-military drones only.

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For a long time, unmanned aerial vehicle or drone has been associated exclusively with military operations. Remotely controlled instrument of war that brings death and destruction from above on its targets. Luckily, there are people who have different ideas on how to use drones. They can be utilized as a camera platform for breathtaking videos, for agricultural surveys, transport and most recently as an artistic tool.

Graffiti artist, vandal and a hacker KATSU has created series of paintings not made by hand, but, by an unmanned aerial vehicle aka drone, carrying a can of spray paint. Contemporary art gallery The Hole will present a series of abstract paintings by KATSU that are made by drone, on this weeks Silicon Valley Contemporary art fair.

This is the first time graffiti are made using semi controlled drone, and the paintings are very abstract. But the significance of the event surpasses the artistic value of paintings by far, because it represents a birth of a new art technique. In the years to come, I can foresee graffiti artists adopting it, adapting it, developing it, and happily vandalizing highrises that were out of their reach until now.

Droneffity masterpieces are coming, and dronologista welcomes them.

More info on and an interview with the artist, vandal and hacker KATSU on Motherboard and at Bard College’s Center for the Study of the Drone

The Hole’s booth at the exhibition in the gallery below:

The Hole Booth 1The Hole Booth 2The Hole Booth 4The Hole Booth 5The Hole Booth 6

Pictures are courtesy of The Hole Gallery and Ms Krysta Eder. Thank you!