• A Close Reading of Apple's Latest Emojis

    4 monthes ago - By Slate

    The longer that we live with emoji, the more disappointingly familiar they threaten to become. Slate has taken a firm and consistent line on the growing realism of these once abstract images: Last year, Zoe Mendelson chastised Apple for its increasingly realistic emoji keyboard , writing that its characters had grown, “way too lifelike, literal, objectively interpretable, and well, way less weird.” More recently, Ian Prasad Philbrick mourned the passing of Android's peculiar blob emojis . And back in March, Christina Cauterucci surveyed some of iOS's promised options, writing that emoji's...
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