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QR code in radical cross-stitch

22 March 2009

This piece of radical cross-stitch by a master mistress of Craftivism (= craftwork as activism) is made of wool stitched on a fencing mesh in the pattern of a QR code.

(It was brought to my attention by Seb Chan’s post on fresh + new(er))

The code, if it were scanned by an enabled mobile phone, retrieves the message ‘We live, craft and play on Aboriginal land’, and the piece was made as a tribute to the Kulin Nations whose land, but not necessarily their ownership, was being celebrated in the Streets of Melbourne festival last December.

See her whole post at http://radicalcrossstitch.com/2009/01/12/qracks-in-the-land/

The post also has a good summary of what QR codes are. For the inventors of this open source format, see http://www.denso-wave.com/qrcode/index-e.html

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