Now that ROBOTlove has settled into the Northeast gallery and animation space, it's time for an art exhibit at Pink Hobo. The "QR Code Show" promises to be a playful and interactive event highlighting the two-dimensional barcode. The format, which is filled with squares and dots, looks like it came from an old Atari game (it was developed by a Japanese corporation in 1994). But there is more than meets the eye with these pieces. Though QR code is more commonly used by companies to store inventory information, it can also be employed to direct people to a website. At Pink Hobo, cell phones with QR code apps will be able to "read" the artwork. When scanned properly, smart phones with the proper programs installed will be redirected to URLs where they will find original artwork, music, videos, and other creative ventures that they can take with them and share with others. The opening reception is from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Wednesday, June 16, and is in conjunction with the last day of Flashbelt, a conference where talented designers and tech developers meet to share info, successes, and camaraderie.
June 16-July 29, 2010