Engraving GPS data

by Jonathan Ravasz

Visualising my personal routes, Mar 24−25, 2015.

GPS tracking technology in phones is constantly trasmitting the current geolocation of the device/user. Even though this data is very personal, it is stored on remote servers. Ones location is not a private information any more. The user is unwittingly leaving footprints that can not be erased.

The visualisation captures 36 hours of GPS data from my phone. Separating a segment of location data from the constant tracking and translating it into an object, gives back it’s intimacy. The routes were engraved in aluminium with a CNC laser cutter, making them hard to erase.

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