This sign is outside of the Brooklyn Museum. The QR code, when scanned, reads: “Oncoming cars rush/Each one a three-ton bullet/And you, flesh and bone.” Credit Will Yakowicz
The colorful sign, which has a QR code that reveals a haiku when scanned with a smartphone, is part of the Department of Transportation’s new safety campaign called “Curbside Haiku” and is meant to engage pedestrians and alert them to the dangers of crossing busy streets throughout the five boroughs.
Curbside Haiku,” a NYC DOT safety education and public art campaign launched in November 2011, is a set of twelve bright, eye-catching designs by artist John Morse that mimic the style of traditional street safety signs. Each sign is accompanied by a haiku poem. The “Curbside Haiku” installation can be seen citywide on 144 signs to promote road safety. Each design and haiku delivers a safety message by focusing on a transportation mode.
Placed near eye level in high-crash locations near cultural institutions and schools, the colorful signs draw attention to the critical importance of shared responsibility among pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists in keeping New York City’s streets safe.
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Source: Will Yakowicz
Interesting VW QR Code, Check out the Facebook Album for more great QR Code designs.
Source: www.qrcodedesigner.com Facebook page
Twin Oaks Gallery Art and Frame will be hosting one of the largest and most unique art shows in the area. Artist from all over the country will be invited to submit their entire portfolio of art to be displayed via a 5×5 custom QR code in the gallery from December 8 through January 8, 2012. Local businesses will also be invited to participate with the opportunity to include a special, discount, or promotion with their code.
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Bloemenbeek’s Chef Lars van Galen creates QR Code desserts. Guests scan the code with their smartphone and get the recipe for the dessert.
Interesting custom QR Code Jewelry from France.
Check out more example here http://www.bijoudabord.com/page_1d.html and here
Yes a QR code made of HTML DIV elements, useless, but very interesting, check it out here. He has also created a QR Designer using HTML5, useful, and very interesting.
Source: Patrick Wied
“Is this the smallest QR code in the world? With each cell just 1 micron wide (a human hair is 40-300 microns), we think it just might be. It links to http://www.sciencegallery.com/files/Programme_Launch_2012.pdf
Each cell in this QR code is just 1 millionth of a meter wide, and CRANN (Centre for Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices – Trinity College Dublin) thinks it might be the smallest in the world! The QR Code was patterned with a Focused Ion Beam microscope [FIB], in the CRANN institute’s Advanced Microscopy Laboratory (AML). The FIB acts like an atomic power hose, capable of sputtering away material, like a sculptor working with a chisel. The QR code was then imaged with electrons using the same FIB.
Source: Science Gallery
Periodic Table of QR Codes; each QR is a link to a video in the PToV from Nottingham University’s chemistry department. Point and shoot and up pops the appropriate Youtube clip. Simple. Brilliant. Fun. Ubergeek. Chemical.
Jane Darnell of MuseumLink on Linkedin writes: ” There is a Wikipedia multi-lingual challenge going on for the Derby museum in the UK. The idea is to use QR codes to link to Wikipedia articles. If the object itself is notable enough, there may be an article devoted to the object, but there may also be QR codes directing the user to Wikipedia articles on general terms used in the museum.”
Using a variety of tools, Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano, created QR Codes that link to audio files for 4th grade students art works at the Martin J. Gottlieb Day School.
She recorded their scripts as audio files on the iPad, using AudioMemos app (free) to record. She converted them from wav files to mp3 files and put them on the school server. Using goo.gl she created QR codes that linked to the mp3. file.
She printed the QR codes out for the Art teacher to attach them to the original art work.
She created a poster to catch the attention of the visitors and parents walking by and gives a short explanation of what to do with the QR code; fantastic idea! Check out her excellent blog.
Source: Langwitches Blog