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16:37 | Oct 02 | 2014

QR-code on the Monument

 We see them everywhere - square figures with confusing, at first glance, patterns. They can be found on websites, promotional materials, packaging, they even applied to clothing. Invented in the mid 90s of the last century in Japan, they penetrate into all spheres of modern life.

This square picture is a QR-code, in English it means "quick response". This is a two-dimensional bar code, which provides information for quick recognition by a camera on any mobile phone.

In the 2013-2014 academic year teachers, parents and students of the Sakha Polytechnic Lyceum worked on the project «City-code". The project was conceived so that any person, tourist or citizen, could get quick information about any of memorable places of our city, the monuments of history and architecture. During the year, they collected a lot of material about the important places of not only the city of Yakutsk, but the whole republic. All materials are written in Yakut, Russian and English, and encoded as a QR-code.

On September 27, Statehood Day of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), the first QR-code was applied on the monument to Platon Oyunsky, one of the greatest Yakut writers, on the Ordzhonikidze square.  The QR-code tells not only about life and work of the founder of the Yakut Soviet literature, prominent public and political figure, a scientist, but also about the monument itself, which is included in the list of monuments of history and culture, subject to state protection as a Republican legacy.


Sergey BUCHUGASOV, a student of 11 b class,

Sakha Polytechnic Lyceum.

IA SakhaLife