Graphic designer Sergey Ermakov video showing how he created the details for the Dark Ice Cream animated QR Code http://code501.net/
OCTOBER 28th, 2012 – FEBRUARY 24th, 2013 @ Pasadena Museum of California Art
Guillermo Bert: Encoded Textiles explores the latest generation of bar codes (QR codes), their capacity to hold 200 times more information than traditional bar codes, and the graphic similarities between the bar codes and the textiles of the indigenous peoples of the Americas. A Los Angeles-based artist who was born in Chile, Bert uses high-tech software and industrial processes to transcribe the stories, poems, and narratives of six influential leaders of indigenous communities into QR codes, which are then re-created into tapestries by weavers from those communities.
TheMostBeautifulQRCode.com (www.qrhacker.com) is having a contest! Here is my entry; sign up for their free version to try out the QR Code generator, it has many features. I added the photo as a foreground and background image and then adjusted the opacity until it would scan with Norton Snap and i-nigma, my favorite QR Code scanner on my iPad, Android phone and tablet.
Found my new favorite photo based QR Code generator; Azonmobile.com. Easy to use, allows photos in background, foreground or as logos. The free Basic plan allows the creation of 10 QR Codes. Their paid plans offer many more features, including tracking location of scans, at a very reasonable price.
Photo by Studiothirty3.com
Erarta in St Petersburg, a contemporary art museum and gallery, features QR Codes that allow visitors to select which language to use to learn about the artwork, artist, suggest a second name for the piece and order a reproduction.
When a visitor scans the code they’re directed to a landing page for that piece of art with an image to show they’re in the right place and the ability to choose what language to view the information in.
They also get a menu with four options currently, including ‘biography’ with details about the artist and ‘second name’ enabling users to suggest an alternative name for the work.
Next comes ‘art-literature’ allowing anyone to write a few lines, in essay or poetry format, about what they see, how they feel about it etc
Then, if Erarta likes what they’ve written they publish it for all to share which, says Vadim Varvarin, president of the Erarta Fund:
“Helps all our guests build more of a personal connection to contemporary art.”
The fourth and final option is ‘Take Home’ where the museum’s workshop creates a reproduction of the work of art to any scale so the user can own it.
The screenshot below shows what users see after scanning the QR Code®:
Audrey Elliott posted to my QRCArtist Facebook page about her new blog; QR Codes in Ireland, where she will be detailing everything you need to know about QR Codes. Feel free to ask her anything and I think she can provide you with the information you require… after all she has completed a 20,000 word thesis on QR Codes® : )
Here are some of her recent articles:
I enjoy reading. libraries and QR Codes, so I thought I would bring them all together in my latest project: the QR Code Portable Bookshelf. I was going to call it the QR Code portable Library, but a Library is much more than a collection of books.
The Portable Bookshelf is a collection of PDF files that consists of Project Gutenberg books. I have included a QR code linking to the free e-book and a QR code that searches Amazon.com for the Kindle e-book. I tested the QR Codes with my iPad and Android phone, each allowed for easy downloading and viewing the ebooks. I added the Amazon Kindle links since so many people have Kindles or the Kindle software.
The PDF is formatted for printing on 8.5″ x 11″ paper or 4″x1″ labels (Avery 5161 4 x 1 Labels). This should make the bookshelf truly portable, either as a series of 8.5×11 pages or individual lablels! Onlinelabels.com has 4″x1″ REMOVABLE labels! Using these labels you could place the QR Code Portable Bookshelf anywhere and easily remove the labels later!
If there is enough interest I will create more portable bookshelves, I downloaded the entire 40,000+ Project Gutenberg Library Catalog. I can create a new PDF for internationl users (A4 pager size) if there is any interest.
I’m still working on the sorting, right now it is reversed sorted by author, still working on how to get the best sort for optimal presentation on a full page.
Here is the link to the Portable Library PDF files with QR Codes to Project Gutenberg free e-books and for Amazon Kindle e-books (right click to save or left click to open in a new window.)
“ENTER THE ARTISTS! ”- Chronicle 5 which hosts QRiousDéco, presents a new concept of interactive art and communicating.
The Parisian group Exonvaldes released a single called DAYS and unveiled their new video ‘fait à la maison’ (homemade).
The video was shot in one day (not DAYS), without any budget using iphones, ipads, and macbooks screens to film the group. At the end of the video, a QR code is presented to download the song!
Creative video using ipad, iphone and laptops with a QR code!
Source: qrdresscode.com and YouTube