In 2012, the Boston Globe Lab looked for ways to install methods of displaying the future of news in the their old editorial space. Together with Chris Marstall and Mark Chang, we came up with a few demos of how this might be done.
Bokode is a method of encoding data in a physical artifact by exploiting optical properties for how the human eye sees. It was introduced at Siggraph in 2009 and was the result of work led by Ramesh Raskar at the MIT Media Lab.
VRCodes were first introduced at the MIT Media Lab as a part of a demo called Newsflash. Newsflash showed newspaper homepages on iPads that could then be redirected to the actual web content using a demo mobile APP.
Did you know that there is literally free lunch at Internet Archive every Friday? I went for one of those and nothing but good things happened. Also, just reflecting a bit on two panels I participated in recently at CCSF and Yale.