I am using QR Codes to preserve graffiti for posterity by photographing the graffiti before it is removed. 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.
The makers of the Oscar-winning movie Hurt Locker have joined a very lucrative ‘pay up or else’ scheme that will target tens of thousands of U.S. BitTorrent users. The massive lawsuit is expected to be filed in the coming days and if ISPs cooperate, suspected downloaders will receive a settlement letter in the weeks to come.
IN 1998 artist Natalie Jeremijenko cloned a walnut tree 1000 times to observe how strictly genetics determines destiny. After exhibiting the plantlets at San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, she raised them until they were mature enough to grow outdoors, and then transferred 40 to sidewalk plots. It didn't take long for nurture to overwhelm nature, and for the trees to look less and less alike despite their identical DNA.
Jeremijenko's OneTrees has been deemed a classic example of sci-art, an emerging artistic genre typified by the application of scientific techniques, often in collaboration with lab-based researchers.