Tom Walma


Cloud Sculpting Drones

Invention, ArtTom WalmaComment

Everyone at some point in time has looked up at the clouds and noticed a cloud that kind of looked like a face or a lion or Jesus with a chainsaw or something like that.  There should be a fleet of computer controlled drones that contain smoke machines or condensed hot air or something, so they can fly up to the cloud and shape it to very accurately look like an object.

I'm thinking that they probably wouldn't be able to contain enough smoke or cloud-forming materials to create a cloud from scratch, but they could take a cloud that already kind of looks like something and tweak it around the edges to make it unmistakably look like something.

This could also maybe be able to make a shape out of a cloud created by exploding fireworks, and you would see the cloud illuminated in color by subsequent fireworks