_________CV: Visual Communication Designer
(2011) Expanding Iconography in Digital Age
(2011) Expanding Iconography > As a 'Barcode'
(2011) Expanding Iconography > Library Classifications
(2011) Expanding Iconography > As a Language
(2010) Expanding Iconography > Syntax
(2007) ISOTYPE Created in a Limited Line Frame
(2007) Typeface Created in a Limited Line Frame
(2011) Course: Envisioning Information
(2010) July 4th 1999, Bloomington IN USA
(2009) What time is it now?
(2009) He wants to be friends with her
(2009) More Beautiful Moments and Memories
(2006) Menus with Intuitive Ideas for Right Flatware
(2009) Following History of the Chinese Language
(2009) Mysteries of the Alphabet
(2006) Trend Stream 2007: Will
(2005) Trend Stream 2006: Simplicity
(2008) A Look at the Sun in Various Scripts
(2004) Seal Engraving
(2010) I am not only located in space and in time
(2009) A Story Composed with Only /Shi/
(2008) Knitting Book
(2008) The Formation Rules of the Chinese Character
(2009) Korean Pavilion of Heimtextil Frankfurt 2009
(2008) Korean Pavilion of Heimtextil Frankfurt 2008
(2008) Amulets
(2008) Amulets on New Year's Letter Paper
(2008) Train in the Phoenix Island Resort in Jeju Island
(2004) Hitchcock comes to Korea
(2007) A Coffee House_Take a Break
(2007) SPM Talos
(2006) Seoul Toto Kid's Dental Clinic
(2006) The Korean People Artist Federation
(2006) On Game, No Game
(2006) Ewha Institute for Biomedical Law & Ethics
(2006) Ecosil
(2006) Record
(2005) Alquimste in Firstview
(2004) Mindtrip in Firstview
A Story Composed with Multiple Mandarin Syllables Pronounced Only /Shi/
Video Recording of Moving Digital Screen of Interactive Text Project, Processing, Sec 49
In Chinese, the sound pitch change forms itself into a word, and then this process is repeated until the words are combined into a sentence, eventually evolving into a story. Because Chinese vocabulary has many homonyms, it is possible to make a sentence, even a story with words with the same sound. The story, made by Chao Yuenren using only words with the same Chinese pinyin sound /shi/, is an outstanding example of a homonymous story. The story is comprised of the repetition of identical /shi/'s with only four different tones.   In this interactive work programmed with software called Processing, the color of the character turns from yellow into black while the distinct sound of one of the four tones is produced when the mouse is placed onto a character.At the same time, on the other part of the monitor, boxes with 1 pixel stroke each start moving to the right, waving up and down. This individual box signifies an episememe, a basic unit of sign similar to letters, and the Y axis coordinate of the box varies randomly representing the height of the sound pitch. This change in the height of the sound makes possible the representation of the Chinese tones.
A poet named Shi lived in a stone house and liked to eat lion flesh, and he vowed to eat ten of them. He used to go to the market in search of lions, and one day at ten o’clock, he chanced to see ten of them there. Shi killed the lions with arrows and picked up their bodies, carrying them back to his stone house. His house was dripping with water so he requested that his servants proceed to dry it. Then he began to try to eat the bodies of the ten lions. It was only then he realised that these were in fact ten lions made of stone. Try to explain the riddle.