Depiction:Durham, in Spring 2012, was an interactive installation using multiple mediums ranging from the most traditional–paint, canvas, photography–to the newest of the new–smartphones, geo-locational information, crowd-sourcing and the web.
Viewers of the main Depiction painting can use their smartphones to scan and read the information encoded within. This is just the first stop for the viewer/participant in this installation. From there, the participant is instructed to find a variety of specific sites within walking distance in downtown Durham. At each site the viewer is given specific instructions, via barcode, to stage or compose a photo, using their smartphone, then submit their photo to the resulting community-created photo collection (explore below).
Even though the exhibit is officially over, most of the barcoded photo sites are still available for participation.
Before You Visit
Before you visit the installation please do these things:
1. Install I-nigma QR Code Reader (very important):
- Download for iPhone
- Download for Android
- Another platform? Choose the highest-rated, non-ad-supported QR app for your device.
2. Charge your smartphone.
3. Find a friend to bring.