The Animoji feature in iOS 11, which are animated versions of the popular emoji found on the iPhone. Animoji will use the Face ID hardware face-scanning features of the iPhone X to create custom 3D versions based on your own facial expressions.
Federighi joked,”If you were by chance wondering what humanity would do when given access to the most advanced facial tracking technology available, you now have your answer.” The answer is, Animoji.
Ever stay awake at night wondering which Emoji encapsulates your Meyers-Briggs personality type?
Yeah, me too.
For the unexperienced, the Meyer-Briggs Type Indicator personality inventory is a series of questions that, when answered, categorize your personality based on whether you are:
Introverted OR extroverted
Sensing OR intuitive
Thinking OR feeling
Perceiving OR judging
The results are, for many, disturbingly accurate. If you haven’t taken the test, do it here.
But the question remains… what to reply when your friend asks, over text, why you sent her 5000 pics of potential hair colors for her approval, rather than just getting the one you want? Well, here you go!
Unicode has announced the new Emoji for 2017! There is a whole host of awesome Emoji including fantasy themed Emoji which I LOVE. We have a mermaid, wizard and even a zombie! I am also pleased to announce the addition of DINOSAUR EMOJI! Check out the video from Emojipedia of each new addition. You can also check out the list of new Emoji on Unicode.
We were pleased to present EmojiFlower at Emojicon 2016 this weekend! Its the first annual Emoji conference. Emojicon was a magical, exhausting, hilarious mess of fun. I arrived and set up the VR booth after one whole week of NONSTOP coding on my game. I was delighted to meet some of my Emoji contemporaries like Jeremy Burge of Emojipedia and Fred Beneson of Emoji Dick. My favorite part of showing work was watching children and adults react to seeing VR with Emoji.
The folks who played it HAD A BLAST!
“It was so cool!” -Oliver Cusik, 9 years old
“I think it’s really good. I liked popping Emojis.”
-Myla Peacock, 8 years old
I really enjoyed the talk by Paul Galloway of the MOMA about the first Emoji set and the museum acquisition of the set. I also gave a talk of my own: Confessions of an Emoji Artist. I covered topics around Emoji art as well as how it affects our emotional centers.
Niki Selken of World Translation Foundation will be presenting Confessions of an Emoji Artist 🙈🙉🙊
Emoji Art is taking center stage in the art world. Learn about the major works of Emoji art through the lens and work of an ‘early adopter’ Emoji artist and founder of the first crowd-sourced Emoji Dictionary.
She will also be presenting the worlds first Emoji VR Artwork! Come and check out the festival and register today!
The Unicode foundation has just released 72 new Emoji! Some of the most requested Emoji are now a reality. Some of the highlights are fingers crossed, ROTFL, face palm, and many more! See all of the new additions here.
It’s a historic moment of recognition for little images that have been gaining popularity since 1999
Oxford Dictionaries made history on Monday by announcing that their “Word of the Year” would not be one of those old-fashioned, string-of-letters-type words at all. The flag their editors are planting to sum up who we were in 2015 is this pictograph, an acknowledgement of just how popular these pictures have become in our (digital) daily lives:
“Although emoji have been a staple of texting teens for some time, emoji culture exploded into the global mainstream over the past year,” the company’s team wrote in a press release. “Emoji have come to embody a core aspect of living in a digital world that is visually driven, emotionally expressive, and obsessively immediate.”
Oxford University Press—which publishes both the august Oxford English Dictionary and the lower-brow, more-modern Oxford Dictionaries Online—partnered with keyboard-app company SwiftKey to determine which emoji was getting the most play this past year. According to their data, the “Face With Tears of Joy” emoji, also known as LOL Emoji or Laughing Emoji, comprised nearly 20% of all emoji use in the U.S. and the U.K., where Oxford is based. The runner-up in the U.S., with 9% of usage, was this number: