Omar Morando


Can you imagine a fleet of drones lifting off and painting your city? We are preparing a great collective artwork, gathering the contributions of people from all over the world. During the past few weeks we have been collecting contributions from hundreds of people. Join us in Turin to experience the drones painting and slowly revealing the collaborative artwork!

Art and technology. Urban innovation and digital world. UFO – Urban Flying Opera – speaks many languages. It all started from a question: How can we use technology, and in particular drones, to make our cities more beautiful and creative? In order to answer this question, we have created a project open to anybody: a collaborative artistic initiative, never seen before on the international stage.

All the drawings will be analysed by a group of artistic curators, who will choose the best contributions to create the final artwork. A fleet of drones will then paint the definite artwork during a public event in Turin. For the first time in the world, a fleet of drones will be used to create a collective artwork. It will be a technological challenge!

In 2016 I founded Algoritmo, an Italian company that  designs and develops software technologies for UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) – used in aeronautics and robotics. Since its foundation, Algoritmo has been collaborating with ISMB and always meets the most advanced standards in the technology research field. Algoritmo will contribute to the UFO project, offering its expertise and technologies. Coherently with the company’s vision – which sees technology not as a mere end but as a means to improve people’s quality of life – Algoritmo aims to experiment through UFO the potentialities of UAV systems in the cultural and social realms.