Much kissing ensued.

A "Mistletoe Drone" descended on San Francisco’s Union Square earlier this week. And as you can see in this video, the result was a whole lot of kissing couples.

It's a collaboration between artist George Zisiadis and Mustafa Khan, and uses a Parrot AR Drone 2.0.

Zisiadis, who recently completed an interactive sidewalk installation in Boston, writes in an email:

All the couples kissing were complete strangers to us ... [The Mistletoe Drone] immediately sparked their playfulness and soon people were lining up to kiss.

The project was also an effort to challenge how people perceive unmanned aircraft. Zisiadis told the Bold Italic, "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."

About the Author

Most Popular

  1. A new map of neighborhood change in U.S. metros shows where displacement is the main problem, and where economic decline persists.
    Equity

    From Gentrification to Decline: How Neighborhoods Really Change

    A new report and accompanying map finds extreme gentrification in a few cities, but the dominant trend—particularly in the suburbs—is the concentration of low-income population.

  2. a photo of Northern Virginia's Crystal City.
    Life

    When Your Neighborhood Gets a Corporate Rebrand

    From National Landing to SoHa, neighborhoods often find themselves renamed by forces outside the community, from big companies to real estate firms.

  3. Life

    Who’s Really Buying Property in San Francisco?

    A lot of software developers, according to an unprecedented new analysis.

  4. Life

    Sorry, London: New York Is the World's Most Economically Powerful City

    Our new ranking puts the Big Apple firmly on top.

  5. Environment

    No, Puerto Rico’s New Climate-Change Law Is Not a ‘Green New Deal’

    Puerto Rico just adopted legislation that commits it to generating all its power from renewable sources. Here’s what separates that from what’s going on in D.C.