Giant QR code-backed iPhone monument commemorates Steve Jobs in St. Petersburg


A Russian contest to honor the memory of Steve Jobs has resulted in a fairly unusual monument being erected in St. Petersburg. The Daily Mail and RIA Novosti report that the St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics, and Optics will play host to a six-foot-tall iPhone 4, with a video screen that will play highlights from Jobs’ life and quotes from his speeches. A QR code on the back will point viewers to a Jobs memorial site, a risky move for anyone building for the ages.

Judging by the photos we’ve seen, the memorial is a fairly stylized depiction of an iPhone, with a thick bezel. It was the winner of a contest held by the “Progress Fund” in mid-2012, beating out a number of Apple…

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