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DO THIS EVERY DAY, 2016
From left: 1999 NTT DOCOMO emoji; 2016 iOS emoji
The original set of 176 emoji, which has been acquired by the Museum of Modern Art. Credit Shigetaka Kurita, gift of NTT DoCoMo
╰╮The Original Emoji Set Has Been Added to The Museum of Modern Art’s Collection
The Museum of Modern Art has just announced its acquisition of the original set of 176 emoji for its permanent collection. These 12 x 12 pixelated hieroglyphs were the first visual components to the nu-speak of the digital age with which we are now all so familiar.
Originally designed for pagers made by the Japanese mobile provider NTT DoCoMo and released in 1999, It would take another decade for emoji to explode into an American phenomenon, when Apple integrated its first emoji set for the iPhone in 2011. At the time of publication, there are now nearly 2,000 standardized emoji known to exist…
if you care as much about alternate characters and digital pictographs as i do, read this gr8 Emoji Art thinkpiece in which Paul Galloway states: “Filling in for body language, emoticons, kaomoji, and emoji reassert the human in the deeply impersonal, abstract space of electronic communication.”
to which i state: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
╰╮DiMoDA 2.0 X Satellite Miami
December 1 – December 4﹅SATELLITE fair ﹅ Parisian Hotel & Suites﹅1501 Collins Ave, Miami Beach
The Digital Museum of Digital Art is proud to present its second exhibition Morphé Presence on view at SATELLITE’s main lobby lounge. Visitors to SATELLITE can visit DiMoDA via several Virtual Reality Stations installed on the lobby’s bar. Once inside, visitors can be virtually immersed in interactive VR works by a group of international New Media artists: Miyö Van Stenis (Paris, FR /Caracas, VE) , Brenna Murphy (NY) , Theoklitos Trian(Greece/ LA ) and Roͬͬ͠͠͡͠͠͠͠͠͠͠͠sͬͬ͠͠͠͠͠͠͠͠͠aͬͬ͠͠͠͠͠͠͠ Menkman (Amsterdam, NL). The VR Beach Lounge will have a full bar featuring drinks and snacks inspired by the works. As the preeminent Virtual institution devoted to Digital/New Media Art, the Digital Museum of Digital Art presents the full range of contemporary Digital art, with a special focus on works by living New Media artists. DiMoDA is dedicated to collecting, preserving, interpreting and exhibiting Digital art and its collection while expanding the conscious experience of viewing Digital art in a Virtual space. DiMoDA is arguably the finest holding of twenty first-century Digital art in the world.Di Mo DA was conceived in 2013 by Alfredo Salazar-Caro and William Robertson.
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