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Interactive Photography Exhibit opening today at Kohl Gallery

Jan 31, 2011 08:45PM ● By Anonymous

While anyone can enjoy the 50 photographs in the exhibit for the beauty and interest of the images themselves, the QR Codes open up a world of additional information, from the techniques the photographer used to the story or emotions behind a shot.

Viewers with the requisite smart devices can install free QR scanning applications, then read the barcodes next to each photograph to access a video or text message from the artist.

The curator of the new exhibit, which officially opens during a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, January 31, is Brian Palmer, Manager of the Multimedia Production Center at Washington College. Most of the images were created in workshops or photography club trips Palmer led, or by students in Art Department classes including Digital Imaging, Fundamentals of Design, and The Creative Process. The subject matter ranges from New York City streetscapes to fashion close-ups and light-paintings taken with longer time exposures.

Palmer created a video tour of the exhibit, with a demonstration of how to use the QR codes, and posted it on YouTube:

The exhibit will be mounted in the William Frank Visual Arts Hallway, adjacent to the Kohl Gallery in the Gibson Center for the Arts, through Sunday, February 27.