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Weaving ancient art with modern technology.

Weaving ancient art with modern technology.

We have recently visited Pasadena Museum of California Art to check out an interesting exhibit of hand-woven tapestries incorporating QR codes. The project is a brain child of Chilean born artist Guillermo Bert who resides in Los Angeles, California. Combining ancient art of textile weaving with today’s technology of encoding information via QR codes the artist accomplished an interesting fusion of both worlds. QR codes have some resemblance to ancient South American symbols and blend in seamlessly into traditional designs….

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Visit to the Otavalo market.

Visit to the Otavalo market.

The day I left for the US, Analia drove with Paul to the famous arts and crafts market in Otavalo, located north of Quito and about 2 hours driving distance. It is probably most known for the weaving. Although it is pretty touristy and somewhat of a cliché attraction it is still worth a visit if you have not seen such a market in South America. Tourists get a chance to browse through countless stalls with handmade souvenirs, clothes, rugs,…

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