Tag Archive for popular culture

QR Codes: Popular Culture

So you’re not quite sold yet on QR codes.  They seem complicated and time consuming.  Let’s make this easier.  Let’s start with their role in society.  Today’s post will provide you some resources for analyzing the role of technology, specifically QR codes, within society.  Each “piece” offers a different opportunity to have students read or view, annotate and critically think.

QR Codes as Art

Cnet, the tech website, offers a brief article about using the QR code as art.  They provide several photo and a cost range for QR codes framed and on canvass.  The article is great for:

  • Discussing the intersection of technology and art
  • Debating the idea of art
  • Discussing QR codes influence on popular culture

See Mashable’s list of QR codes that offer functionality as well as beauty for an extension. Read more

Weekend Tech: Krulwich Wonders

I suspect it’s more than likely the tagline of “An NPR Sciency Blog” is what originally made me stop clicking and start reading.  Whatever the original reason, I’m hooked, and as a result I religiously read Krulwich Wonders one of National Public Radio’s blogs.  I’m not particularly drawn to science, and the sheer complexity of scientific thought causes me a middle school like anxiety but Robert Krulwich is different.  He takes science and makes it fun.  Really Fun.

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