Here’s a neat idea that is obviously fake:
With the help of a GPS device and DHL, I have drawn a self-portrait on our planet. My pen was a briefcase containing the GPS device, being sent around the world. The paths the briefcase took around the world became the strokes of the drawing.
Update: Heh. I was right. Now he’s got a disclaimer up on the site. But I don’t have the venom that some commenters on the Wired article about the project do:
This guy is no “artist”, he’s a graduate from the Beckman school of advertising in Stockholm. He did it as his final-year project, together with DHL.
Lighten up, dude. It’s a neat idea. You’re just jealous that you didn’t think of it first.