This week we’re chatting with Jono Matusky from Plynth. Jono was our Maker Wrangler for the faire in 2019 and has been working on a new app to connect physical and digital content. He answers our questions below and goes in to a lot more depth on the podcast.
We make Plynth – an app that uses image recognition to link artwork to digital content. Viewers can snap a photo of the art to learn more, access exclusive content or go behind the scenes. Like a QR code, but cooler.
Creators, generally, but more specifically anyone who makes both digital and physical artwork that they’d like to bundle together–musicians, digital artists, galleries, etc.
I remember getting a book on origami when I was a kid, but I couldn’t do all the folds because I couldn’t read yet. It’s been a while!
I was doing watercolor paintings of my record collection and wanted a way to like the art to the music. That’s where the idea first wiggled its way into my brain.
We’re trying to get more users to try out Plynth. If you’re interested, sign up or let us know!
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Loved the giant fire-breathing pterodactyl from my friends at PXL LAB.
It was a great way to get engaged with my fellow makers (especially as the Maker Wrangler).
Seeing it actually happen! After a year of hard work, it was incredibly rewarding.
Plynth.com Connect physical and digital
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