The Biggest Drawing in the World?

August Zacchrison claims to have drawn the biggest drawing in the world using GPS and DHL. He sent a briefcase containing a GPS device through DHL on a path that traced his self-portrait accross the globe. I suppose we still need more confirmation that he did this, but it sounds very conceivable.

I wish the video was a bit more cleaver in presenting his idea. Still, it’s impressive; and it shows the creative potential for technology in the right kinds of hands.

Can you think of ways to use social media tools with the same kind of creativity? Could something like this be done with Twitter? A topic for me to cover in future posts.

UPDATE (May 27, 2008): Looks like this was all a fake. Still, a cool idea and it still brings up the whole matter of how we can use technology in ways it was never intended. I’m not sure why it was faked really. It would have been a greater story if it were true. But, hey, this is why journalism is still something we need to keep alive.


  1. It did turn out to be bogus, but it's still a great idea to try something like this. Don't know why the dude pulled the prank, but it'll still probably inspire someone.

  2. Even if it is fake, it is a great idea to use gps as a pen 🙂 Some other artist can do something similar.
    I think, that this would be a big project and if it would happen, there would be more reports of his journey.

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