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Friday, December 20, 2013

Did You See This Mistletoe Drone Fly Over Union Square?

Posted By on Fri, Dec 20, 2013 at 3:01 PM


Leave it to San Francisco to techify Christmas tradition.

Earlier this week, a mistletoe drone descended upon San Francisco's Union Square, delighting shoppers as it hovered over unsuspecting lovers.

Artists George Zisiadis and Mustafa Khan created the nerdy mistletoe using a Parrot AR Drone 2.0. As the duo explained to the Bold Italic, they simply wanted to show people how scary drones aren't.

Drones have been causing all sorts of paranoia lately and I wanted to re-frame them from being something scary and ominous to being fun and human -- It's not about the technology, its about how we use it.

Now watch the mistletoe drone victimize San Franciscans:

And, no this isn't some kind of "War on Christmas" thing.

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.

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