Have you heard about QR (Quick Response) codes? They look like this:
If you scan it with a QR code reader on your tablet or smart phone (scanners are free to download!), it’ll take you to a website or show you a message. If you see one on NOVA’s campus, give it a try!
The largest QR code in the world is a Corn Maze at the Kraay Family Farm in Lacombe, Alberta, Canada. To be eligible for the Guinness Book, the Kraay family had to hire a helicopter so they could scan the code to prove that it really links to the farm’s website. Check out the news story here:
Photoshop makes image editing easy now, but think of the effort it took to manipulate a photo before we had computers. Check out this link for some pretty nifty photo manipulations from the 1800’s and early 1900’s. All this was done in the darkroom! (What’s a darkroom? 🙂 )