A digital meditation, made using Bitsy by Adam Le Doux. This codework depicts life as an automated flying delivery drone in a gated traffic environment, with the city parsed as a tightly constrained, algorithmic space. Physical buildings, and the city environment more generally, all but disappear within this wholly synthetic map, which constitutes the only reality seen and acted on by the drones. Complete the delivery itinerary before accessing the airspace permissions necessary to freely orbit the network. Follow the boxes!

The look of this piece was drawn from an illustration by Superflux, “Cartographies of the Sky”, for their Drone Aviary (2015) project and film.

You can explore the piece below (also available at itch.io). Plays with ambient sound.