We've reported in the past how Scottish banknotes (which are legal tender throughout the U.K.) are nevertheless hard to spend outside
of Scotland, to the endless consternation of those holding them. This article from The Scotsman describes an artist who satirizes
the situation with an app that turns English notes into Scottish ones. Check out the video! -Editor
Edinburgh-based artist Trevor Jones lampoons the uncomfortable ordeal of using Scottish banknotes in England in a new exhibition of art and
Handing over a Scottish banknote to a cashier south of the Border can be a fraught experience.
Your perfectly legitimate note is squinted at, thrust into the air, scored with a pen, and scanned with a laser – and it might still be
Artist Trevor Jones has turned this anxiety-inducing exchange on its head in a new exhibition at Edinburgh’s Dundas Street Gallery,
which brings together painting and technology in ways that either enhance or alter the gallery space.
Jones will only accept Scottish banknotes for visitors looking to purchase his artworks – but, with an augmented reality app, he can
transform Bank of England notes into Scottish currency (Flower of Scotland will play from the iPad when this happens – a cheeky
Running from Wednesday until September 9, #EdinburghHacked promises to connect painting with augmented reality technology to create
artworks that are transformed by the collision of tradition and innovation.
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English banknotes into Scottish money
Wayne Homren, Editor
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