] in daily usage, it means a tripod head, or other types of steering axis
used to connect the bottom of telescopes and other types of optical measuring
instruments (such as a level) to the fixed bracket. The mount used for
a telescope at astronomical observatory can also be seen as [
Literally and originally, [
] refers to the combination of the character for cloud and the character
for stage, platform, stand. Together it means an observation deck or a
viewing platform situated very high that seemed above the clouds.
In the field of aeronautics and meteorology, [
] is the translation for the term [
], meaning the upper surface of a cloud, usually viewed from an aircraft.
] also refers to a type of herb, which its scent can be used to repel
insects and placed on bookshelves to protect books. Because of their fragrance
is always around the bookshelf, so people call the stand for storing books
or place where books are held [
What CLOUDECK represents are pictures displaying things that gathered
and displayed on shelves.
The place where CLOUDECK exists is the (picture)plane located between
the viewer’s station point and the things that put on shelves.
This plane is coextensive to the material surface where the viewer experience
the work, the photograph in a screen, or a photograph printed on paper.
The station point represents the location where the audience sees the
scene of things on shelf to be portrayed on a picture plane. The station
point represents the location of the camera at the point in time when the
it records the view of things on shelf.
In the pictures of CLOUDECK, shelf stands as a symbol, a framework where
the transmitting, gathering, displaying, and publishing of things happen.
Mapping is about looking at something through one another. CLOUDECK operates
as the source domain, through the plane where viewers shall look at is
the domain of its targets, the domain where two station points become one.