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Acrobat Reader

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Acrobat Reader: Funes the Memorious

These works are inspired by ‘Funes the Memorious’, Jorge Luis Borges. Each book uses a different visual language (type, images and symbols) to present what is the infinite recollection.

这个作品根据阿根廷作家豪尔赫·路易斯·博尔赫斯的短篇小说《博闻强记的富内斯》进行设计的。每本书用不同的视觉语言去呈现“无限的记忆力”这个概念。

Dictionary: (20cm×25cm×1.5cm)

The dictionary is according Funes’ counting systems. Funes claims to have invented a system of enumeration which gives every numeral its own arbitrary name. 

Dictionary(字典)的设计来源于富内斯(书中主人公)的数数系统。富内斯在故事里自己创造一套系统,他用这套系统来帮助他记忆数字。这套系统里,每个数字都有相对应的名词。

Grape: (21.5cm×26.5cm×1.5cm)

A super ability of memory is meaning he can remember all the details of anything. In this story writer gives an example about wine. Funes can saw all the details about this wine.

“无限的记忆力”意味着能记起所有事情的一切细节。故事里举了个葡萄酒的例子,富内斯他能记起葡萄酒从生长到制作的一切过程。我用葡萄为媒介,解剖并列举出葡萄的所有细节,以此来表现这个概念。

Time: (30.8cm×22cm×0.5cm)

Because it did not take time into account: given that physical objects are constantly changing in subtle ways, Funes insisted that in order to refer to an object unambiguously one must specify a time. I design a system to recording specify time and thing.

与我们正常概念上的时间不同,富内斯的“时间”是详细的事件与具体的时间的结合。所以我设计了一个系统,这个系统里记录的对应时间里发生的具体事件。