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02.03.15 Prachi Gupta

A grand jury has dismissed terrorist charges against a Brooklyn teenager who was arrested for posting a Facebook status of gun emojis pointed at police emojis. According to the criminal complaint, Osiris Aristy’s multiple social media posts “caused New York City police to fear for their safety,” prompting them to show up at his Bushwick […]

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12.31.14 Prachi Gupta

Black Mirror’s technology is could soon be real, and virtual reality is coming to the internet, so perhaps it’s fitting that the most popular word of the year was not a word at all, but the heart emoji. Obviously there are plenty of “most popular word lists” of 2014, so take this with a grain […]

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01.06.14 Marina Galperina

Experimental music of Brooklyn-based producer Oneohtrix Point Never releases some amazing music projects — from artist Takeshi Murata’s immaculate hyperealistic CGI still life to the too-creepy-for-YouTube video by artist Jon Rafman to the collaboration with artist Cory Arcangel that we had to crack through layers outmoded digital tools just to even listen to (key word: “artist”). Here’s the latest — the […]

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11.26.13 Marina Galperina

Artist Carla Gannis made this very detailed recreation of one of the panels in Hieronymus Bosch 1503 triptych The Garden of Earthly Delights for Eyebeam’s Emoji Show (Dec 12-14). Carla Gannis tells ANIMAL: I’ve always been fascinated with Bosch, and the cacophony of creatures and chimera that inhabit his works. What interests me most is the flatness, the […]

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08.20.13 Andy Cush

Do you see anything in the massive cluster of Emojis above? Try stepping back from your computer and squinting your eyes a little so it goes out of focus. Anything? Nothing? It’s me! Wearing sunglasses! Made out of Emojis! I made it using Emojify, a new app for iOS that turns each pixel of a […]

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06.14.13 Andy Cush

Chances are, you use Emojis at least as often as actual speech when you want to communicate something human and true to the people you hold closest. So why not just get on with it and become one? The Singumojilarity is upon us, people, and it’s happening right here. Seriously, though, Wemoji is a fun […]

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02.12.13 Marina Galperina

Whenever the internet brings us a new thing that can do things, it is certain that the people will figure out how to perform the following two tasks: (1) Show their dicks/boobs/etc/misc and (2) Do art. So, about art. For Twitter, there’s  @glitchr_ , @Pentametron and @everyword. For Tumblr, it’s Kate Durbin’s WomenAsObjects, PhoneArts, and RisingTensions. For the brand […]

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