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Dronecoria is based on a reforestation project using modified drones (unmanned aerial vehicles) designed to shoot seeds. Unlike traditional techniques involving fuel-guzzling helicopters and exorbitant costs, Dronecoria uses a dispersal method involving seed balls based on anemochory, the natural phenomenon in which seeds are scattered and sown by the wind. The Dronecoria project relies on alternative mechanisms borrowed from cybernetics, robotics, and digital manufacturing to sow plant seeds. Using drones to scatter seeds is advantageous because they eliminate the need to compete with the parent plant for resources and precisely identify the location of each new seedling, thereby increasing its chances of survival. Projects like Dronecoria represent a new brand of symbiotic species produced by biological and technological processes, which also have a sociocultural component that allows us to understand the potential impact of these hybrid species on critical environmental issues like manual reforestation.

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Lot Amorós made his debut in the art world when he began programming reactive visual algorithms for live performances. One of his interests is investigating the intervention of technology in the physical world with the aim of generating emotions and trying to blur the boundaries of the digital realm. His current research focuses on the use of public air space and the application of unmanned aerial vehicles. Lot Amorós has developed data visualization interfaces, mixed reality performances, and interactive audiovisual instruments. As an open-source software and public data activist, he also creates public-access wireless networks and disruptive devices, exemplified by his work on how the Israeli occupation of the Gaza Strip is perceived. His creations have been exhibited in Brazil, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, Egypt, and Spain. He has participated in festivals like Sonar, FACYL, EME3, CynetArt, D-CAF, and DEAF and given technology workshops at different universities and art centers.