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The Sukiennice Museum in Poland provides a deeper level of visitor interactivity to their museum by adding QR codes to their displays. Many museums have struggled with methods of bringing their art to life, especially in an increasingly technological world. By scanning QR codes, visitors are able to learn more about the history of a piece. Interactivity is an excellent way to broaden the museum experience.
I had an idea of using QR Codes to link viewers from my images to the several audio readings I have got for them. At first I thought about trying to create augmented reality images, which is where you scan a photo with a special but free to download app, and the photo comes to life with a video. But when I looked into it, it was too expensive and non practical. So I thought I would do it with QR Codes instead.
QR or Quick Response Codes are a type of two-dimensional barcode that can be read using smartphones and dedicated QR reading devices, that link directly to text, emails, websites, phone numbers and more.
I hope that by adding an audio element to my work, I can stimulate more of the viewers senses and invoke stronger reactions from them. I am also inviting the new viewer to leave their thoughts or comments on the project.