Lang: En / Ja

Barcode Book

Barcode Book tells a story through illustrations made with barcodes.

Sound is played using a barcode reader, connected to a speaker. this project is technically
based on 80’s old texas instruments toy’magic wand reader’.
a barcode is an optical machine-readable representation of data, which shows certain data
on certain products. Usually barcodes represent data in the widths (lines) and the spacings
of parallel lines. they also come in patterns of squares, dots, hexagons and other geometric patterns.
Applies an ‘audio barcode’, a technology that allows data such as text information to be carried
and transmitted on sound waves in the audible range (music and spoken word).
barcodes appear frequently in advertisements and magazines, and allow
users to access related websites by scanning these figures with mobile phone cameras.
audio barcode represents and transmits data in a similar way. data embedded in sound
waves are picked up by target devices with a microphone, analyzed by special software,
and then extracted. data to be transmitted is embedded by acoustic OFDM (the technology behind audio barcode).


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photo © Hitomi Kai Yoda


Graphic Designer : Benjamin Weetman + Laurie Robins + Noriko Fujioka
Story : Noriko Fujioka and Rowena Finlayson