Giant iPhone Is Russia’s iTribute To Steve Jobs

By Nick Venable | 8 years ago

When I think about giant monuments people would build in my honor after my death, not a single thing comes to mind. I mean, it very well could be a penis. But with big goofy pair of glasses on it, letting the world know this is no compliment.

“Sunny QR Code” is the name of a giant iPhone tribute to Steve Jobs being shown at the St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics, in St. Petersberg, Russia. The project, designed by Gleb Tarasov, beat out over 200 other ideas in a competition that received submissions from around the globe. The press coverage doesn’t hurt St. Petersberg’s efforts to establish itself as a name in new technology.

Jobs1This neo-monolith, the latest in a number of international efforts to pay respects to the tech-and-money-savvy Jobs, is 6 feet and 2 inches of interactive retrospect. The screen shows a slide show of Jobs’s life and achievements, as well as a history of Apple as a company. On the back, there is a QR code that you can scan with your iPhone and go to a website in memory of Jobs. It doesn’t state where all the vodka is kept. I could attempt to make a billion iPhone jokes, but that wouldn’t be very respectful. Seeing as how I check this website my iPhone daily.