Sharing the GPS Doodles story at TEDxVictoria 5

TEDxVictoria logoOn November 21, I had the distinctive honour of kicking off TEDxVictoria 5: IMPACT with a 12-minute talk about GPS Doodles – a journey of creative expression, urban exploration and oodles of time on the bike that all began a little less than a year ago.

The video of my TEDx Talk is now available for viewing online. I invite you to watch it and, if you’re so inclined, to share it with others who might be amused and inspired by the ideas I share.

Just click the image below to view the video. Enjoy!

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What is TED?

TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks. TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.


About Stephen

Brand strategist and creative director by day. Hyper-competitive GPS-art obsessed cyclist most of the rest of the time.
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6 Responses to Sharing the GPS Doodles story at TEDxVictoria 5

  1. @shane says:

    I enjoyed how you challenged the audience and that everyone can be creative even if they think they’re not. Awesome TED talk and great job!

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  2. Stephen says:

    Thanks so much, Shane! Glad you enjoyed it. And I meant what I said: if you can move, you can GPS doodle!


  3. I was impressed with your doodles, and the amount of work you put into it. Now I am impressed with your speaking skills.
    Dumb question from the peanut gallery. I assume you do a lot of the prep work on the computer. I noticed from the CTV interview that you travel with paper instructions. Have you ever considered loading your route into your GPS and go paperless?

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    • Stephen says:

      Hey Dave…I’ve tried that. One drawback is that my doodles often have turns and 180º turnarounds at very precise points, and on paper I can be more descriptive of the telltale landmarks. I also go off-road at times…circles in school fields, angles across parking lots – segments that don’t follow mapped routes. The third issue is that I usually start my doodles well before dawn and I worry I’ll run out of juice in my Garmin if I keep the screen backlit so I can keep an eye on my route.


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