Banksy’s new #BanksyNY a shout-out to tech nerds?

Is Banksy’s latest piece to be a coded message to web developers?

Banksy’s new “Better Out Than In” installation is located in Coney Island and depicts a robot spray-painting a barcode.

The barcode itself is tricky to de-code because the lines are fairly imprecise.

The numbers below, however, may correspond to a color code used in making web sites: 132741 is apparently a dark shade of cyan-blue.

The 25 is unclear, though it could refer to variations in the color — colors can be modified by 25 percent.

Notably, the 132741 shade of blue looks a lot like the shade of blue used by the NYPD. (And one of the ways hues can be modified is “transparency” — a little Banksy-esque jab at the NYPD, perhaps?)

What do you think? Is this a shout out to web developers? To the NYPD? Something else entirely? Let us know your theories on Facebook, Twitter, or in the comments below.

 

Follow Danielle Tcholakian on Twitter @danielleiat



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