by CalebMay 14, 2010

QR Codes Time Shift Reality For Graffiti Preservation

GRAFFYARD is an attempt at graffiti preservation by the Berlin based artist Sweza. Through the use of QR codes, users are able to time shift reality and view history through a mobile lens.

After the graffiti has been cleaned off by the local authorities or building owner i place a QR Code in the exact location which resolves to an image of the original. In that way a mobile phone with a QR-Code Reader can be used to travel back in time.

By digitally annotating the real world, people can view the location as it was rather than how it is. RosettaStone and Kuyou no Mado are both examples of this, where mobile users can remember departed loved ones through the use of QR codes. Using augmented reality, Wikitude's Android app lets users view the Twin Towers once more. Through layering information over reality we are able to explore history, learn more about the present, and imagine what could be.

View more images of the GRAFFYARD project here.

[via notcot]

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