Neophytes on Kayaks and the Emoji Revolution

Today I’m just going to sponge some photos from our kayaking trip. Jameel and Sushi are making progress on the website and I’ve been whittling away at the paper! Ten more days!

Still waiting on that IRB…

On second thought, here’s an entertaining article I came across on the emoji revolution. I still remember when I started using emoticons on Facebook chat. Right now, the most interesting aspect to me is that written communication began with text as image and is again moving that direction. Something that the article doesn’t point out is that some languages like Chinese are still very much image-based. Each symbol within a Chinese character visually represents an object, sort of like an icon or emoji. Also, as someone interested in typography, it’s been fun to watch the emergence of “emoji ligatures.”

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