"A QR Code is a matrix code (or two-dimensional bar code) created by Japanese corporation Denso-Wave in 1994. The "QR" is derived from "Quick Response", as the creator intended the code to allow its contents to be decoded at high speed. QR Codes are common in Japan where they are currently the most popular type of two dimensional code....
QR Codes storing addresses and URLs may appear in magazines, on signs, buses, business cards or just about any object that a user might need information about. A user having a camera phone equipped with the correct reader software can scan the image of the QR Code causing the phone's browser to launch and redirect to the website embedded in the code"
So why did i just tell you all of that? well as you can tell from the above post QR Codes are mainly being used for advertising and commercial uses, but i feel they have a potential use in the art world and this usage has been largely unexplored. Some institutions have been adopting them lately, mainly museums as a way to make the learning process a fun one. So what do you do? well after downloading a free app or android on your iPhone or smart phone, mainly called bar code/ bar code scanner or similar you then go around scanning these bar codes much like you would take a photograph. As a act is is quite rewarding and i feel that it has a certain amount of interactivity and participation which is something i am for within my work.
Thinking of introducing Qr codes into my work as a possible way of exhibition, but if all you need is a phone and a code do you really need to be inside a gallery at all, I'm not saying that this technology will make galleries a thing of the past- far from it but i do think there is potential to explore the use of these new technologies