A new memorial to Steve Job recently unveiled in St. Petersburg might make Steve smile at the clever tech employed in the design, function, and style.
The black monument, which appears to be a bit larger than the average person, has a bright display on the front that helps the entire structure resemble Apple’s hugely popular smartphone. The screen offers a slideshow, with high-resolution photographs and videos which illustrate various moments in Jobs’ life, including some of his most well-known speeches as Apple CEO.
The project came from a competition to design the memorial:
It is understood that the Progress IT Fund held a competition last year in order to choose a designer and corresponding design for the memorial. After reviewing more than 200 submissions, Gleb Tarasov, a St. Petersburg local, was chosen for the monument design that he has called “Sunny QR Code.”
While I don’t have any plans to visit Russia in the future, if I ever do, I hope I can make the trip to St. Petersburg to see the memorial.