As reported in Mother Nature Network (“MMN”), an autonomous flying swarm of 300 illuminated drones took to the evening sky above Burning Man last week, to a crowd of more than 70,000 people. Set to live music by Dutch composer and pianist Joep Beving, the piece, dubbed “Franchise Freedom,” was based off the patterns of starlings.
The drone display at Burning Man 2018 was inspired by the flight patterns of starlings. (Photo: Ruprecht Studios via Vimeo)
Since “I, Robot” was the theme at this year’s Burning Man, the addition of hundreds of drones lighting up the night sky was a fitting addition to the show.
Burning Man is an annual event hosted in the Black Rock Desert in northern Nevada, United States and is described as mass experience in community, art, self-expression and self-reliance.