2012 Beijing SMS Eve
What we human beings see, hear, touch,smell, and even think, all of these are information. Useful information always need to be recorded. However, nobody likes overelaborate content when he views recorded information. So a brilliant record method full of short but unbroken content is what people are after all the time.
For instance, if people record geo informationdown on a small piece of paper, then the paper is called “a map”. This is such a good way of simplifying information without losing necessary detail.
In my opinion, recording is an action of translating information from its original space to the space of media. In accent time, people translate geo information from this wide real world to a flat space of paper to make maps. In contemporary society, we have much more intelligent transform called Fourier transform. Fourier, a great Mathematician who found an extreme way of translating and simplifying information from one space to another. He enables human beings to translate information to any possible digital space in a very elegant way for reading.
As an artist, I cooperated with a programmer and an expert of data analysis to transform short messages from space of mobile networks to city space to explore this kind of possibility and elegance brought by Fourier.