This is a project I started in 2007. At the time QR codes were finding their way into main stream marketing and commercials. I decided to use this new technology to turn diary entrees into 2D barcodes and print them on t-shirts and bags. Not all mobile phones during this time were capable of scanning these barcodes and translate them back into words, the messages stayed hidden in the code. Only a special phone or camera could unlock the message.
Anyone could submit a diary entree to me and i would turn it into a QR code and print it on a shirt. I liked the idea of presenting something as private as a diary in a code that required specific technology to read it. The message remained private, but was presented in a very public way.
My intention was to create an interaction between people. If someone saw a shirt with a QR code on it they could use their phone to decode it and find something out about the person wearing the shirt. I like this form of introduction of one person to another. Anyone interested can create their own code by visiting web sites like KAYWA or they can send me their personalized entree so I can create the code for them.
For $20 I will create a shirt and mail it to you.