I recently discovered QR Codes and became fascinated with them and their use as an art form and to enhance the artistic experience. Many people look at a QR code–a boxy type of bar code that links to a URL or displays a message when scanned–and only see a jumble of boxes. I see art in action when I look at a QR Code, as actual art or to enhance the artistic experience by connecting the viewer with the artist.
To me, finding an intimate and personal relation with digital media represents a form of artistic expression. Through my work, I make QR Codes adapt to my needs, my computer programming background is always present in my work. Learning motivates me, I am drawn to the new technologies, to learn the latest techniques. I prefer to be constantly learning and growing. It’s not about defining a preset result, on the contrary, the essence of my work is based on change and growth. My digital art does what I intend it to do, forcing it to do things it wasn’t originally designed to do. This effort involves acquiring knowledge beyond what’s known, aiming beyond what is simply displayed. This passion for learning has made programmable/changing a possibility for art and has set a new horizon for the applications of this technology.
It’s really about humanizing, turning technologies into a sign of human expression. If technologies are designed to do “one thing” we can make them do “other unexpected things.” Learning technology means going beyond, creating new unexpected uses.
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