The Use of a QR Code Creates a Unique Memorial

July 18, 2011

Relating to our post, Creativity in QR Codes that was posted on June 24th, this is something we haven’t seen before.

An Israeli man, Yoav Medan, chose to embed a QR code in the tombstone for his mother’s grave in the city of Haifa. Scanning the QR code leads visitors to a tribute website that Medan has setup and plans to evolve with stories and photos from his mother’s life. The QR code itself is a laser engraving, filled with a black paste, and sits behind a piece of glass on the tombstone.

I was most concerned about 20 or 40 years from now, how will she be remembered. … I wanted to put what’s in our memory into a place that doesn’t forget,” Medan told Mashable.

It’s definitely a unique idea that can potentially tell a great story about the life of someone who has passed—as long as the site it leads to is done right. Let’s just hope the use of QR codes doesn’t become obsolete anytime soon.

To read the full story, visit Mashable.

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