OVERVIEW

As a carrier of information, books may be heavy and obsolete for many people, they prefer to get information through digital media. But information is not only need to be saved and transfered, I believe that the weight and the thickness of books, as well as the satisfaction and pleasure when people are reading books can make people think more about books, think more about the relationship between information and people. If the digital media is a tool for information dissemination, then the book is the "Sculpture of Information".

书籍作为信息的一种载体,很多人会觉得厚重,陈旧,会更加倾向通过数字媒体获取信息和资源。但是,信息不仅仅需要被大量的保存和快速传递,我相信书籍的重量与厚度,以及阅读时的满足和愉悦感,更能让人们沉浸地思考书籍本身,思考人与信息的关系。如果把数字媒体作为信息传播的工具,那么书籍就是『信息的雕刻』。








BOOK RECORDING




WHY SHELF

Books are placed on The Shelf. For one book, its mission to transfer information to readers has been completed. One-way meaninglessness means death, so I only use black&white in Shelf to convey this concept. If a book is the sculpture of information, then Shelf is a sleeping museum in which a lot of artworks are displayed.

书籍在被阅读后被放置在SHELF中,对于书籍而言,它传达给读者信息的使命已经完成,单向的无意义即死亡,所以SHELF采用视觉黑白的方式来传达这个概念。如果沿用之前书籍是『信息的雕刻』的比喻,Shelf其实是一个陈列了很多艺术品的沉睡着的博物馆。








MATCH & EXCHANGE

Dragging the book down means taking it down from Shelf. Based on the tags and the title, Shelf will find another book in another Shelf which may come from the other side of the world. Talk to the owner of the book, reach a consensus, then exchange!

将书籍下拉,意味着将其取下Shelf。系统会根据书籍的标签、书名等进行匹配,找到可能来自世界另一边某个SHELF中的某本书。






SHELF BOX

After virtual exchange in APP, then how to operate it in reality? Shelf put more emphasis on the relationship between books and people, not people and people. So here comes the Shelf Box. The design of Shelf Box was inspired by "Drop-off Box" and "Vending machine".Each Shelf Box has its own ID, and each book recorded also has an ID, input them through keypad to make books transfered from one box to another. Shelf Box can be distributed in major metropolitan areas all around the world.

在APP中进行了虚拟的交换,那实际中呢?SHELF的设计初衷只想强调书籍与人的关系,一定程度上弱化人与人的关系。于是,就有了Shelf Box,设计中结合了『还书箱』和『自动贩卖机』的概念,每个Shelf Box都有一个ID字段,被记录的书籍也会产生一个ID字段,结合之后在按键处输入,便可完成书籍在各个Box间的转移。它们可以分布在全球各大城市的一些主要生活区域。




SCENARIOS

Emma is a Shanghai girl, she recorded a novel A in Shelf, by matching, she found another novel B in Beijing, and she decided to exchange with its owner Bezantee. Day2, Emma took subway to college, put the book into the Shelf box nearby, and typed ID which contains some hidden information on the keypad. Several day later, Bezatnee was noticed that novel A had arrived in the Shelf box on East Street. After work, Bezantee got the book by typing ID.

上海的Emma在Shelfbox中记录了一本看完的小说A,通过Shelf匹配出了在北京另一本小说B,决定与其主人Bezantee交换。第二天Emma乘地铁去学校,将小说A放入地铁通道旁的Shelf box,并输入了其ID。几天后在北京的Bezantee通过Shelf App获知自己交换的小说A已经送达至东大街旁的Shelfbox,下班后,Bezantee途经Shelf box,输入ID得到了小说A。与此同时,Bezantee的书B也已经通过同样的方式到了Emma手中。




REBORN

When the book was transfered to its new owner, its mission to transfer information was reactivated, so I think it is being reborn with the color of life. You can set an estimated reading time for the new book, for example 2 months. As the time past by, the book was losing its color.

书籍被交换之后到新主人手中,它传递信息的使命被重新激活,所以我认为它获得了又一次『重生』,展现出新的生命力和色彩。新交换的书籍可以设置预计阅读时间,例如两个月,随着时间的流逝,生命的颜色也逐渐失去。


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