Giant QR code promotes tourism in northern China village

juniper giant qr code

In the Chinese province of Hebei, in the city of Baoding created a massive quick response code. A new Chinese tourism campaign has used 130,000 juniper trees to form a giant QR code that is viewable from the air. The quick response code was formed in a large tree field within a northern village. The trees are shaped into a QR code that is completely functional and that is meant to boost local tourism. Each of the giant QR code’s sides is about 745 feet long. The evergreen juniper trees…

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Will a giant QR code help to save the environment?

tuvalu mangrove giant qr code

A Taiwanese artist has used a tech friendly mangrove project to combat climate change. Tuvalu, a tiny country in the South Pacific made of nine islets, now features a giant QR code art project. This quick response code is meant to act as a means to draw attention to the battle against climate change. The barcode was made by Vincent J.F. Huang, an artist from Taiwan. The QR code is made out of 3,000 mangrove trees that the artist planted on Tuvalu’s coastline. The trees were planted in the shape…

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Toronto charity sets giant QR code world record

Youth Unlimited has made its way into the Guinness records. After months of planning and preparations, the Youth Unlimited North York charity from Toronto, Canada, has set a new record with Guinness, for the largest giant QR code in the world. In doing so, the nonprofit also raised a significant amount of money for its cause. The effort included the use of 1,369 four foot squares in black and quite. Each was sponsored or purchased in support of the charity and were displayed in a careful pattern in the Esther…

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GIANT QR CODE TAKES OVER LONDON

QR Code Technology

If you were around central London this week, you may have come across a  giant, walking, talking QR Code around the capital’s most famous tourist  attractions. The code caused quite a stir with members of the public and  helped to spread awareness of QR technology. The QR Code, which was promoting the world’s first QR Code exhibition  taking place in London later this year, caught the attention of on lookers  at Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, the London Eye and even travelled on the city’s busy underground network, gathering crowds throughout…

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Facebook team adds giant QR code to rooftop

qr code on facebook building

In a recent hackathon by the Facebook Intellectual Property team, a 42 foot long QR code was created on the roof of the new Facebook office building. A member of that team, Mark Pike, came up with the idea after having read a blog post by Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook. The post inspired him, as it encouraged the company’s employees to decorate and spray paint the new Facebook office. Pike took this concept of a “Space Hackathon” quite literally and wanted his hackathon – based on a QR…

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Air Fest makes world’s largest QR code in Canada

Last year, two organizations were fighting to break the world record for the largest functioning QR code ever built. Hackerspace Charlotte, an artistic collective focused on digital media, and Skanz, a social networking platform specializing in QR codes, both succeeded in building massive codes. Unfortunately, their efforts may have been for naught, as a new competitor emerged last week and showed off its own gargantuan QR code. Air Fest, a provider of day camps and schools for children in Canada, has taken the title of champion with their staggering creation.…

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Turkish soccer fans use QR codes to insult opposing teams

Soccer Fans QR Code wearable technology

QR codes may have risen to prominence because of their use in marketing, but the codes are famously versatile and are beginning to catch the interest of people all over the world. While consumers have become leery of the codes because of their ability to hide malicious content, they are growing more comfortable with using the codes themselves. This is particularly true in the world of sports, where fans have begun using the codes to sling insults at supporters of opposing teams. In Turkey, soccer fans have been using QR…

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Korean company builds a QR code out of chocolate blocks

In the world of mobile marketing, few tools are as versatile as the QR code. The codes are most often generated digitally. On rare occasions, however, a company takes matters into their own hands and creates codes with physical materials. Such is the case with Lock&Lock, the world’s leading producer of plastic food storage containers. The Korean-based company is well known for their products and their knack for consumer interaction and customer loyalty. Because of this, adopting QR codes seems to be no surprise, but the company was not content…

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