graffitiweek: QR Code

1I came across this QR Code mural in Syracuse and was just fascinated by it. Via Wikipedia: QR code (abbreviated from Quick Response Code) is the trademark for a type of matrix barcode (or two-dimensional barcode) first designed for the automotive industry in Japan. A barcode is a machine-readable optical label that contains information about the item to which it is attached. A QR code uses four standardized encoding modes (numeric, alphanumeric, byte / binary, and kanji) to efficiently store data; extensions may also be used.
From far away, the mural looks like pixelated craziness. On the lower left it says: Once known for its thriving salt industry, today’s Syracuse is emerging as a center of art and culture. Each square of QR Code in the mural above links to a local arts organization. To use: download a QR Code reader to your smart phone and scan the links above.
How cool is that?! Here’s a close up:
2This one was taken from a few feet away: 3 As I approached the building in Miami, I was certain it was another QR Code mural. As I got closer, I realized it was patterned squares painted on the wall of a building advertising tiles. Here’s a close up:4See any beautiful murals in your city? Take a picture and tweet it to me @nikki_vz to be featured in an upcoming post!


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