Monmouth’s wallpapering

Welsh town papers itself in QR codes.

Residents of the small Welsh town of Monmouth took to the streets and plastered QR codes throughout the city on key landmarks (and in some cases people), all linking back to Wikipedia. Called the Monmouthpedia project, more than 1,000 of these codes were stuck, some even embedded in ceramic, in the hopes it’ll last for decades. Of course, once they get the tourists in, the biggest challenge will be to get them actually scanning the codes. But that’s another story.