QR Codes for the Dead
QR codes sometimes appear in unlikely places, on everyday objects rather than on advertisements or billboards. And even on weird things like on teabags, the backs of Subway employees’ T-shirts, and even on bananas. When the advertising campaign ends or a company nosedives and disappears, the QR code itself may endure on these materials.
Given the proliferation of memorialization websites and the use of social networking profiles as mourning spaces, it may come as no surprise that QR codes now appear on headstones, linking graveyard visitors to online tributes to the dead.