One of the more unusual things to come out of the emergence of satellite navigation has been GPS Art – when one drives with the express intent of creating a sketch from their route as it’s traced from start to finish by GPS satellites.
The drawing spans an impressive 6,050 miles, with 9,750 total miles of driving for the Vauxhall Corsa – perhaps some of that was in reverse, to erase mistakes. (That’s a joke.) GPS Artist Jeremy Wood remarked that it gave him a chance to visit places within the UK that he otherwise would have no reason to journey to, and the drive took several weeks to complete.
Our take: it’s a bit gimmicky, don’t you think? As an art form that doesn’t really allow for spectators, Vauxhall might as well have hired someone just to trace an image on a map. Of course, they wouldn’t have clinched the world record that way, but we the audience wouldn’t know the difference.
Watch the full video presentation below: