Date: May 16-17, 2023

Venue: The Digital Futures Hub & KTH’s Reactor Hall, Stockholm, Sweden

Join us at the Second Drone Arena Challenge, a one-of-a-kind interactive experience with drone technology! We welcome audience members to a series of exciting talks as well as to watch the participants’ final performances! The event is free of charge. No registration is required (and nor do we accept reservations).

This year, we challenge the participating teams to move together with drones in beautiful, curious, and provocative ways. We provide the drone equipment and take care of everything necessary to make them fly. What the teams need to do is to be creative and move together with the drones to set up the best show they can deliver. (Team registration is now closed.)

Here is the schedule for when and where you can join us as a member of the audience:

Kick-off and Keynote

Tuesday, May 16, 2023 at the Digital Futures Hub, Osquars Backe 5, 114 28 Stockholm, Sweden

9:30AM-10.00AM: Welcome and opening, Airi Lampinen and Luca Mottola

10.00AM-10:45AM: Keynote: Choreomusical machines: Robotic artifacts in performing arts by Åsa Unander-Scharin

10:45AM-11:AM: The drone arena challenge: Rules and guidelines, Luca Mottola

11AM-12PM: Tutorial: Working with the drones, Fehmi Ben Abdesslem

Breakfast Talks

Wednesday, May 17, 2023 at the Digital Futures Hub, Osquars Backe 5, 114 28 Stockholm, Sweden

9:30AM-10AM: Invited talk: Aesthetics & movement: Taking inspiration from fashion by Rachael Garrett

10.15AM-10:45AM: Invited talk: Mechanical sympathy: Making meaning with ambiguous machines by Joseph La Delfa

Competition and prize-giving ceremony

Wednesday, May 17, 2023, 12PM-14PM at the KTH Reactor Hall, Drottning Kristinas väg 51, 114 28 Stockholm, Sweden


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