San Francisco Artist George Zisiadis Spreads Joy With His Whimsical Creations

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San Francisco-based artist and designer George Zisiadis is making quite a splash with his work. But you won't find his exhibits inside any local art gallery or museum. That's because George specializes in bringing child-like joy to his fans with whimsical installations that are a perfect mesh of technology and art.

Over the years, he has conjured up numerous fun 'art' exhibits. Among his most recent creations is 'Pulse of the City'. Currently installed in Boston, the interactive public art project involves giant solar-powered plastic hearts equipped with side handles and a large speaker in the middle. When passers-by grab the handles it detects the users pulse, and generates a unique song that corresponds with their heartbeat. Thus, a person who is out for a jog will produce a different rhythm than a person on a stroll. Since each song is generated by an algorithm detecting and synchronizing to the heartbeat, it is likely that no two songs will be exactly alike. Commissioned by the Mayor of Boston as part of his campaign promoting fitness and health, the five heart installations located across the city, are proving to be extremely popular with its residents.

The artist is also in the process of planning a fun project for the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and Design. This one will involve the installation of giant 10-ft. wide pinwheels to the building's exterior, which will be connected via tubes to a giant horn in the plaza. When visitors blow on the horn, the giant pinwheels will start to turn rapidly. While the visitors will feel as though they are powering them, the reality is a little different. Whenever someone blows into the horn, hidden microphones will set the strategically placed motors connected to the giant pinwheels in motion, making it a magical experience for even the youngest of visitors.

Some of the artist's other fun projects include 'Bubbleverse', an immersive interactive experience in which San Francisco residents were invited to dance and play inside a 5000 sq.ft. warehouse filled with floating bubbles, and then prompted to share their happiest moment on a communal billboard. Not surprisingly, the 'Happiness Laboratory' attracted over 20,000 people during the two weekends it was open.

During Christmas time last year, the artist launched a 'Mistletoe-Drone' that flew over unsuspecting couples in San Francisco's popular Union Square encouraging them to share a kiss.

And the young artist is nowhere close to being done yet. George's sketchbook is brimming with fun ideas that include a 'Subway Roller Coaster,' 'Skyscraper Ziplines,' as well as a 'Disco-Ball Traffic Light', all just waiting to be executed. We for one cannot wait to see them.

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109 Comments
  • Animal LoverThursday, September 13, 2018 at 2:10 pm
    awwwwwwwww
    • PurplePawprintsSaturday, March 7, 2015 at 3:29 pm
      This is AMAZING
      • alexisma5
        alexisma5Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 4:36 pm
        how does he come up with these things lol
        • omnonster123
          omnonster123Monday, September 29, 2014 at 4:25 pm
          Totally AWESOME!!!
          • catsrule
            catsruleFriday, June 6, 2014 at 6:07 pm
            Wow thats so cool
            • pkkencjkfbnvkThursday, May 22, 2014 at 1:03 pm
              ME WANT SECOND VIDEO
              • dogolove123
                dogolove123Friday, November 11, 2016 at 6:40 pm
                TOTALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
              • :)Monday, May 19, 2014 at 11:52 am
                Wow! This is so cool! I think this guy is really awesome.
                • cz
                  czFriday, May 9, 2014 at 2:17 pm
                  lol
                  • weirdoWednesday, April 9, 2014 at 1:47 pm
                    This is absolutely amazing...and the part where he says the chaos of the city distracts us....is so true. You go, man!!
                    • Dolphinlover<3Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 7:22 pm
                      It's okay.But it's not the best