PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY PETER CROWTHER
Actually, it’s a drone. The time has come to imagine the civilian potential of unmanned aerial vehicles. And local artist Simon Remiszewski—along with the founders of Danger!Awesome, a storefront engineering space in Central Square—are poised to do just that, with a March 22 workshop in the company’s space, during which the public can design and build a drone.
While drones are often associated with warfare, they have countless nonlethal uses, according to Remiszewski. A group of artists in London, for instance, used a flock of drones to create a mobile WiFi umbrella, what they referred to as an “aerial Napster.” And drones equipped with cameras could be used to help activists document protests from the air.