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The EMOJI Is the Birth of a New Type of Language (� No Joke)

The EMOJI Is the Birth of a New Type of Language (� No Joke) | Machines Pensantes | Scoop.it

TYLER SCHNOEBELEN HAS discovered something curious about why people use the skull emoji. Schnoebelen is a linguist and the chief analyst for Idibon, a firm that interprets linguistic data. So recently he got interested in emoji. He analyzed a million social media posts containing those familiar little pictograms and found that when people talk about their phones they’re 11 times more likely to use the skull.

 

Fully 92 percent of all people online use emoji now, and one-third of them do so daily.

 

Weird, right? But Schnoebelen thinks it makes sense. Our phones, he points out, are social lifelines, and when they malfunction—a weak signal, short battery life—we’re distraught. “When you don’t have access to your phone, or when nobody’s texting you, you’re socially dead,” he says. So we reach for an emoji that’s pregnant with that metaphor: the skull.

Fully 92 percent of all people online use emoji now, and one-third of them do so daily. On Instagram, nearly half of the posts contain emoji, a trend that began in 2011 when iOS added an emoji keyboard. Rates soared higher when Android followed suit two years later. Emoji are so popular they’re killing off netspeak. The more we use ��, the less we use LOL and OMG.

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, April 25, 2016 6:05 AM

 

Clive Thompson:  "Emoji assist in a peculiarly modern task: conveying emotional nuance in short, online utterances. “They’re trying to solve one of the big problems of writing online, which is that you have the words but you don’t have the tone of voice,” as my friend Gretchen McCulloch, a linguist and author, says."

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[EPR—EMERGENT PHASIC RESISTANCE,} What 'The Silent History' TEACHES about digital stories

[EPR—EMERGENT PHASIC RESISTANCE,} What 'The Silent History' TEACHES about digital stories | Machines Pensantes | Scoop.it

It's been nearly a year now since a couple of McSweeney's alums released The Silent History, a story in app form about a near-future epidemic of EPR—EMERGENT PHASIC RESISTANCE, "a congenital disorder characterized by the inability to generate or comprehend language of any kind." It was all very meta—a story about the loss of language, which of course is the tool we use to tell stories, that was itself a re-tooling of the way we tell stories. It was also beautifully written and published and inventively structured—an intriguing exploration of new possibilities for narrative. But now that it's been out for awhile, what does it tell us about the future of storytelling? 


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Дима Аркас's curator insight, August 4, 2013 2:07 AM

Прикольно, для того, чтобы открыть на iPad новый кусочек истории, читателю надо физически оказаться в том или ином месте. Интересно, что же это за история должна быть такая, чтобы так напрягаться...

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, August 4, 2013 5:13 AM

What we can learn from digital stories.

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Group Storytelling: 5 Best-In-Class Examples

Group Storytelling: 5 Best-In-Class Examples | Machines Pensantes | Scoop.it

"Storytellers are mixing communities to create narratives across mediums. This process often involves sharing with a group or co-creating stories together"...


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Transmedia Uses Tech to Change Storytelling: Bushman An innovator in the way we experience narrative entertainment

Transmedia Uses Tech to Change Storytelling: Bushman An innovator in the way we experience narrative entertainment | Machines Pensantes | Scoop.it

Jay Bushman is an Emmy-winning transmedia producer, show runner and writer. He was behind the Jane Austen inspired, tremendously successful, 153 episode series The Lizzie Bennet Diaries and more recently, its 27 episode summer spinoff Welcome To Sanditon. An innovator in the way we experience narrative entertainment, Bushman is the co-founder and leader of the group Transmedia Los Angeles, the creator of the Fourth Wall Studio series Dirty Work, and the genre-defying, animated steampunk show Airship Dracula. He’s comfortable telling stories that cross platforms in unexpected ways: Viewers of his work may jump from YouTube to Twitter, to LinkedIn, to Facebook, Tumblr, OkCupid and more over the course of one character’s brief conversation with another.


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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, October 19, 2013 3:22 AM


Elisabeth Greenbaum Kasson:  "Recently, [Jay] Bushman sat down with Dice News to talk about what it’s like to tell a complex, multi-character story across platforms, and why Twitter may be the way to a viewer’s heart."

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New digital comics meet old storytelling tricks

New digital comics meet old storytelling tricks | Machines Pensantes | Scoop.it

Seth Rosenblatt:  "Comics fans are getting a double-dose of digital innovation this summer, as DC Comics lets you choose your own Batman adventure and revel in new tales of the campy '60s Batman."


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Claudio Gentile's curator insight, June 6, 2013 6:14 AM

Importanti novità da @DCComics le storie #vintage si fanno #transmediali

Brad Tollefson's curator insight, June 18, 2013 8:07 PM

Hmmm.. when might a comic book be a 48 hr film?

Hanna Brown's curator insight, November 17, 2014 4:43 PM

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