Tag: Emoji
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Emoji Dick is a crowd sourced and crowd funded translation of Herman Melville’s Moby Dick into Japanese emoticons called emoji. The project was conceived by Fred Benson and was successfully funded on Kickstarter way back in 2009. The book’s over 6000 sentences are translated 3 times by Amazon Mechanical Turk workers (volunteers, basically) and the […]

An entire film made from Dissolve’s stock video clips. Also, pretty good fake Sir David Attenborough voice over.

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The Verge has published a very wonderful post on Shigetaka Kurita, the creator of the EmojiĀ and the numerous variants based on Kurita’s original creation in the mid ’90s. For the most part, Kurita is an anonymous character, but his contribution to modern communication via email and text is hard to ignore. Everywhere you look now […]