Twitter ‘Fail Whale’ Artist Adds QR-Codes To The Periodic Table
Co-founder and creative director of WALLS 360, artist Yiying Lu—known for illustrating Twitter’s ubiquitous ‘Fail Whale’ mascot and painting artworks embedded with QR codes—has added QR-codes to the Periodic Table of Elements, to make learning science more interesting.
With the help of a modern device, such as a smartphone or tablet, the old scientific tool comes alive.
When kids scan a QR-code from the QR-enabled Periodic Table of Elements, they will be directed to Wikipedia entries where they can learn more about the element, its uses, and what it looks like.
“A smart kid with a smart phone and our new Periodic Table can learn the fundamentals of chemistry,” Lu said about her creation in a statement. “My design includes 131 embedded QR links to applicable Wikipedia entries, directly connecting the ‘real-world’ version of the Periodic Table to a digital world of additional information—presented in what I hope is a clear, intuitive and fun design and interface!”
[via WALLS 360]