April 16, 2012 at 4:38 PM ET
Michael J. Wallace can be considered many things: a resident of Baltimore, an avid cyclist and an artist. His website, WALLYGPX, reflects all three things, thanks to GPS-enabled, location tracking technology. It's also a way to share with the world his many interests, which include video games.
Wallace's handiwork, recently highlighted by Kotaku, is something he calls "GPX Riding." He explains: "GPX Rising is a (my) general term for using a GPS device to track and record my location while riding my bike … Think of each of these as being akin to a giant Etch-a-Sketch. Once the recording begins, a continuous line is drawn."
Wallace posts his travels in the form of images on Twitter. The above is his take on "Angry Birds," and below we see his re-creation of a scene from the original "Donkey Kong":
Wallace's artistic expression in the form a bike routine is also used to highlight special occasions, like this past weekend's 100th anniversary of the Titanic's sinking. Be sure to check previous posts for his take on the Hindenburg Disaster.
Matthew Hawkins is an NYC-based game journalist who has also written for EGM, GameSetWatch, Gamasutra, Giant Robot and numerous others. He also self-publishes his own game culture zine, is part of Attract Mode, and co-hosts The Fangamer Podcast. You can keep tabs on him via Twitter, or his personal home-base, FORT90.com.