October 5, 2011
RSU Promotes Mobile App with "Proud to Leave Your Print" Event
Rogers State University will host an event, October 10-12 to promote the launch of its new mobile app.
"Proud to Leave Your Print" will allow students, faculty, staff and alumni to be a part of making a giant QR code by stamping their inked thumbprints to shade the code. Once it is entirely covered with fingerprints, any smart phone with a free barcode scanner app will be able to scan the code.
This 2,304-square inch QR code will lead users to a website where the RSU Mobile App can be downloaded.
The code will be set up on RSU's main campus in Claremore.
The code will also visit RSU's campuses in Pryor and Bartlesville.
Every student who participates will be placed in a drawing to win one of the following prizes:
"Proud to Leave Your Print" will be filmed and participants will be interviewed in order to make a viral video documenting the event.
Upon completion, the QR Code it will remain on display at RSU to encourage use of the RSU Mobile App.
The idea of making a QR code out of fingerprints is an homage to artist Chuck Close. He is famous for making massive-scale portraits out of patterns that can be optically mixed from a distance, much like how billboards use color halftones. Close would use thumbprints and splotchy pixels to create his portraits.