Here are a few examples from the post:
Source: Bit Rebels
Here are a few examples from the post:
Source: Bit Rebels
A THREE dimensional QR Code artwork by a group of students has been selected to appear in an exhibition taking place from October 22-30, 2011 as part of the Manchester Science Festival. Year 10 textiles students at Kesteven and Sleaford High School, UK; have been working with local artist Katie Smith to create an artwork fusing the traditional craft of felt making with cutting edge technology. The artwork was made in response to an on-line invitation to anyone, anywhere in the world to make and exhibit a textile QR code through a project called QR-3D. The finished piece was chosen by a distinguished panel to be exhibited at Cornerhouse, Manchester’s international centre for contemporary visual arts and film and formed part of the city’s Science Festival from October 22-30.
The Sally Fort QR-3D event is part of Manchester Science Festival; a programme of over 150 events, shows, debates, installations and more across the city and Greater Manchester from 22 – 30 October 2011.
Check out the QR-3D Flickr group for more than 100 examples of textile QR Codes.
Mobile Bouquets are original, one-of-a-kind, works of art created by Jassen Popp. “A Mobile Bouquet is a flower like image that offers a way to share greetings and stories online or through mobile phones. Mobile Bouquets also have the power to remember things and can be connected to social networking sites. Each Mobile Bouquet is embedded with a QR Code that can be scanned with a mobile phone using a QR Code reader application.”
Also checkout the excellent squidoo page on Mobile Bouquet.
SENSITIVE ROSE is an interactive compass rose made of QR Codes by Brazilian artist/chief technology officer New Media Developers; Martha Gabriel. The Sensitive Rose website allows visitors to add their lifes aim onto an interactive compass for other surfers to read. Martha explains on the site “The work intention is to “navigate” in the desires of the people, in a secret way, through a ciphered poetics of tags, which can not be deciphered with naked eyes“.
An older work, but very interesting.
QR Code comic; ‘The Brads’ by Brad Colbow. ‘The Brads’ is a weekly web comic about Brad Colbow and Brad Dielman, two web designers in Cleveland Ohio. You can keep up with their weekly adventures at their site or grab the rss feed to have it delivered to you.
Brad Colbow is an independent web designer and illustrator living in Cleveland Ohio. He is the owner of Colbow Design and creator of the web comic, ‘The Brads.’
Funny comic, scan the QR Code. Want to see how the comic is made, go here.
Photo: Terrence Eden
Here are a few EXCELLENT posts on QR Code use in museums. I could not add anything to these great posts.
From their site: “Under Jesse Thomas’ close direction, the JESS3 design team played around with building 3-dimensional codes out of legos, designing colorful codes which incorporated the JESS3 logo, skulls, and different paint-like effects like pointillism and drips reminiscent of graffiti.”
Go to their site to see more of these amazing designs! http://jess3.com/qr-code-art/
Check out this video that show how visitors to the Sukiennice National Museum in Krakow, Poland can relate to art work that is hundreds of years old. Using scanned codes (not really QR Codes) the stories of the art is told using videos with stories of war, love, crime, mystery and madness. The campaign itself was a huge success (20% of Krakow’s popluation) with the tour booked months in advance and picking up mainstream attention on television, media, blogs and online in general. This is a well thought out campaign that brings museums to the next generation and turns something that many youngsters found boring in to a world of technology that they understand.
They developed their own app with Augmented Reality Markers, but it could be easily used with QR codes.
Source: Simply Zesty
Scotland: A Changing Nation is a gallery within the National Museum of Scotland which looks to the history of Scotland from the 20th and 21st Centuries. Eighty objects within this gallery have been tagged with QR codes. Once the QR code next to an object is scanned; you are taken to a web page with further detail about the item, from films from the Scottish Screen Archive and audio clips to images and fun facts. Visitors can also add their own comments and their own objects which relate to Scotland’s history and contribute to this virtual museum.
A unique idea adding comments and allowing visitors to contribute to the virtual museum, I would like to know how that has worked out for the museum. Here is video explaining how you can attach memories to the objects: http://totemlabs.com/wVe5ubo3Jyw; make sure to click on the Hillman Imp Deluxe Motor Car link on that page. For a full list of objects that have been tagged; visit the Tales of a Changing Nation group http://talesofthings.com/totem/group_view/44/
The Guardian/Edinburgh has an excellent article about the exhibit: http://www.guardian.co.uk/edinburgh/2011/apr/14/edinburgh-national-museum-scotland-qr-codes
When scanned with a smartphone, this QR code, provided by U.S. Cellular in partnership with Dogwood Arts will take users to a mobile website with information on Dogwood Arts’ features exhibition, “Art in Public Places Knoxville.” A collection of large-scale works by sculptors from the Southeast region and throughout the nation selected by internationally acclaimed sculptor, John Henry. Knoxville has become the first U.S. city in which U.S. Cellular has launched Quick Response (QR) code mobile technology to enhance a public art program. Make sure to read the complete press release. From the press release:
“Art in Public Places Knoxville has been successful for several years now, and QR codes are gaining popularity; but how this technology can enhance the art viewing experience for admirers and visitors is truly dynamic,” said Lisa Duncan, Dogwood Arts executive director. “This program provides us with a unique opportunity to bring art to the public. With the technology enhancements through our partnership with U.S. Cellular, we’re thrilled to add a new level of art education for viewers to help enhance their enjoyment of the art.”
Each sculpture’s description plate will feature a QR code and text message short code. Smartphone users scan the QR code to connect to a mobile site with information about the artist and his or her work. Feature phone users can text the short code to receive a one-time text message with similar information. A guide to the Art in the Public Places Knoxville exhibit is available in the Knoxville Visitor Center and in downtown area businesses. The guide provides interactive maps and information to assist the public in locating and viewing the sculptures placed throughout downtown Knoxville and in McGhee Tyson Airport to welcome visitors.
“Knoxville is the first city in which U.S. Cellular is launching QR code mobile technology to enhance a public art program, and we find the use of this technology to support an outdoor art installation program unique and exciting,” said Tom Catani, regional vice president of U.S. Cellular. “The Art in Public Places Knoxville program allows anyone and everyone to access the art, and now with the use of wireless technology, you also can access information to learn and enjoy more about the pieces in the show. We’re bringing the information to you to enhance your experience. At U.S. Cellular, it’s always our goal to have devices and services enhance people’s lives, and that’s one reason we have the happiest customers in wireless.”
This is a great use of QR Codes.
Source: Moxley Carmichael