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Emoji-tion

I’m fascinated by emoji; not only because of their communicative relevance, but also as a study of cute aesthetics. I plan to perform a few (~3) tests on the unicode set of emoji to challenge the conventions of how we use/interact with emoji in our everyday. Specifically, my site will introduce motion to the otherwise static imagery, thus activating emoji’s seemingly passive cuteness, and (hopefully) imbuing them with further abstraction and strangeness. These tests will appear either on separate pages linked to a homepage or in a vertical sequence progressing from familiar to surreal… The structure depends on how the tests result, but I am leaning more toward the later for its narrative potential.