The official launch and celebration of the Q-Art Code Project took place in March at CAM Raleigh.Â Mayor Nancy McFarlane spoke about the value of public art in Raleigh and how the project will enable access to information about artworks in the Cityâ€™s collection.
In attendance were participating artists along with students from NC State Universityâ€™s Advanced Media Lab who spent their Fall 2012 semester researching and interviewing the artists about their sculptures.
QR Codes and descriptions are placed at the location of each of the sculptures. Viewers can simply take a picture of the code with their smartphone (and QRcode app) to see a short video/animation that helps explain the artwork, the artist and its historical context. Additionally, the viewer can navigate a map to discover other participating public artworks, or share and view comments on the piece.
David Benson,Â Acorn
Jim Gallucci,Â Immigrant Gate II
Jim Gallucci,Â Light Towers
Abbe Godwin,Â MartinÂ Luther King, Jr.
Bruno Lucchesi,Â Sir Walter Raleigh
Matt McConnell,Â Weathervane
Harry McDaniel,Â Redbird
Mike Roig,Â Glimpses of the Promised Land
Thomas Sayre,Â Cree Shimmer Wall
Studio EIS (Elliott and Ivan Schwartz)Â Andy and Opie Sculpture
Vega Metals (Francis Vega and Neal Carlton),Â Water Droplets
Adam Walls,Â Toy Defense
Faculty/Staff, Student Participation in the qArtCode Project
NC State University â€” College of Design; Art+Design
Jaime Lee Andrews
Marguerite Conrad Barnes
Elias Mauricio Clarke Campbell
Dwight Groome Davis IV
Meredith Gwynne Laxton
Yusuf Arthur McCoy
Ijeoma Ahumma Onuh
Caroline Ann Wagner