Art is moving into the digital age. Take “GPS art” which involves runners or cyclists plotting a route on an app in the shape of an object such as an animal which they then use to track their journey. Four cyclists from Australia did just that and by the end of their 202km cycle around Perth they had ‘drawn’ the outline of a goat. Cyclist Ben Jones explains his art, “Apart from riding 200km, it’s relatively simple,” Mr Jones told the BBC. “You basically drop little dots on the road and it plans directions out.” Once uploaded the shape of, in this case the goat, is as clear as day. Like all good art, members of the public can enjoy the cyclists’ masterpiece, as the group posted their map on social media. And for those hungry for more, there are plans to create a collection, as Mr Jones said “There’ll definitely be something coming, I’m sure of that”. Sounds like they’ll soon have this down to a fine art.
March 23, 2017