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American ‘GPS artist’ writes largest message on earth

08-19-2010 08:58 BJT

Nick Newcomen, the US ‘GPS artist’, has spent 30 days and driven 12,238 miles to create an enormous message “Read Ayn Rand” in tribute to his favorite author.

(Photo:  Enormous Google Earth image “Read Ayn Rand”, created by Nick Newcomen, the US ‘GPS artist’ with 12,238 miles' drive in US./
(Photo:  Enormous Google Earth image “Read Ayn Rand”, created by Nick Newcomen, the 
US ‘GPS artist’ with 12,238 miles' drive in US./
Nick Newcomen used a GPS logger to create the message. On his website he says: “He turned on the device when he wanted to write and turned off the device between letters. He then input the recorded GPS data into Google Earth resulting in the image you see above.”

Ayn Rand was a Russian-born philosopher and novelist who developed a philosophy called ‘objectivism’. Among the central tenets of Objectivism are a belief in “unregulated laissez-faire capitalism” as the only morally acceptable social system and an assertion of the primacy of the rights of the individual.

In recent years, Rand’s works and philosophy have found increasing number of fans include Alan Greenspan, the former chairman of the US Federal Reserve, who was one of Rand’s confidants during the 1950s and 1960s, and the Telegraph’s own Daniel Hannan. But Nick Newcomen, creating a message in such a large scale to show his love of the works, is probably among the most fanatic ones.

Editor:Jin Lin |Source:

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