How 'bout Using QR Codes for Memphis Walk Through Time?

They're doing it in Rio - using bar codes, actually QR codes, to give information to tourists and locals. Black and white mosaics are being laid in the sidewalks and it seems to be a big hit.

Smart phones make it possible. Users load a QR app into their phone, scan or photograph the sidewalk mosaic, and it takes them to a website for information, a map, and some history. And in Rio the information is in several languages.

Portugal may have been the first place to use QR codes this way, and Memphis might be a great place to try it next. A relatively inexpensive and aesthetically sensitive way to share information, QR codes could lead us on a fascinating walk through time around downtown and along our riverfront. And they can link us to the sounds of a place, too. Seems like a natural for Memphis.

For more info. on Rio QR mosaics, click HERE.
For more info. on QRadio, click HERE.
For an interactive map to some of downtown Memphis's historic spots, click HERE.