This is my Barcode Andy Warhol portrait made with 2,160 barcodes. I used the UPC barcodes from Campbell’s Soup cans that were part of Warhol’s iconic screenprints. I even curved the barcodes to mimic the cylindrical shape of soup cans.
I also created an augmented reality interface to go along with the portrait, so when a barcode is scanned, a video projector lights up the corresponding soup can and dumps virtual soup into a bowl.
I added a simple game which is activated by scanning the barcodes in sequence from Tomato all the way around to Clam Chowder.
The mosaic includes several hidden "Easter Egg" barcodes. For instance, one plays a special clip of Warhol eating a hamburger and another shows David Bowie playing Warhol in the movie Basquiat.
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