My husband interupted my exciting night of grading papers to call me over to peer at his Entertainment Weekly. He wanted me to take a picture of one of the pages with my iPhone. I reluctantly did. Instantly my phone began playing a movie trailer. WHAT? I looked at the magazine to undertsand what just happened here. It looked like a mind bending photo. I remember squinting over those for minutes at a time, trying to visualize an obscure picture that was only visible to a highly trained eye.
Well, I sprang to action and began researching what this quirky little figure was all about. As it turns our, QR codes are making the world as we know it, scannable. This little scannable code is an instant link between the Internet and print media. In Japan, the codes are on billboards, posted on walls, and accessible in just about every venue you might frequent. View this video to see QR codes in action.