Wheat Fields as software…June 20, 2007 at 3:14 am | Posted in shocking stories | 3 Comments
A German programmer, Ben Hopfeng-Aertner, mowed a program into his wheat-field, creating a Semacode app that says “Hello, World.”
He wrote a semacode (a type of visual code that contains “machine readable information” that can be used to graphically encode web-links) on his wheat fields. Since the code is visual, Ben was able to take a picture of his 160 square meter programming artwork from an airplane and have a machine read the code to output the words “Hello, World!”.
Combination of art and programming, that’s certainly great….