Six months. Two wheels. 50 GPS doodles.

Sketchbook of a GPS Artist

Since I started pedalling my art on the streets of Victoria on the first day of 2015, I’ve amassed a portfolio of 50 GPS doodles – 34 pictures, 11 bike-writing messages and five creations that comprise a combination of both. Click on the poster below to see 31 of my favourites…plus the one that started it all!

Below the poster, I’ve included the link to each featured GPS doodle and its accompanying write-up. Garmin GPS Strava art by Stephen Lund in Victoria BC street art urban art GPS=tracking art 32 of the 50 GPS doodles Stephen Lund has created since January 1, 2015, using his bicycle, his Garmin Edge 800, tens of thousands of calories and a whole lot of creative energy




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Streetlife: The Shifting Sociologies of the Street symposium

Sensory Studies in Antiquity

Streetlife: The Shifting Sociologies of the Street symposium – University of Kent (Medway Campus) Tuesday 15 September 2015, 10.00 – 18.00. This symposium – and a subsequent special issue of Sociological Review – will act as a spur to take the street more seriously in contemporary sociology, and will demonstrate the value of a more careful scrutiny of the importance of the street as a site, scale and field for sociological research. For its relevance to sensory studies, note in particular Monica Degen’s keynote ‘Sensing street atmospheres: reflections on methods’.

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Summer Reading: “Walkable City” by Jeff Speck

Exploring Inequality

What makes a house or apartment great has a lot to do with its location. In “Walkable City,” Jeff Speck writes that living in neighborhoods with mixed-use zoning—where all the different types of necessary businesses are close by—reduces carbon emissions far more than could any green gizmo. Not only are pedestrian-friendly areas good for the environment, but they also appeal to many Americans, including the “creative class” Millennials that many cities are trying to court. Speck argues that walking and bicycling don’t depend on climate, but on design; after all, brisk Minneapolis has been declared the best city in America for bikers. Walkable cities decrease obesity, car fatalities, and the stress caused by long driving commutes—and, according to Speck, they can be created anywhere.


Pictured: Not Atlanta

Many of Speck’s tips for making a city walkable match up with my own experience as a pedestrian in Atlanta. Curb-cuts—places where cars…

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