Artists burnish RFID's image

Friday, 3 February 2006, 1:01 PM EST

RFID tags, the next-generation bar codes loved by big box stores but hated by some privacy advocates, could get an image boost from an unlikely source: artists.

A far cry from Big Brother scenarios, RFID technology has recently become a medium for artists like Meghan Trainor, whose work offers a glimpse of a future in which computers will be able to scan any item and know something about it. She sculpts objects out of plaster, rubber and other materials, and embeds them with RFID chips and tags.

At Wired.

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