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Translating Moby Dick into Japanese Emoji Icons using Amazon's Mechanical Turk.
Created by

Fred Benenson

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The Art Fag City Rob Pruitt Art Awards and Auction*

If you're a proud owner of Emoji Dick, you probably read the awesome intro by Paddy Johnson, the founder of the NYC art blog, Art Fag City.

They're hosting a killer benefit party tomorrow night (full disclosure, I'm on the benefit committee), and I wanted to make sure you guys were invited. Its called the:

The Art Fag City Rob Pruitt Art Awards and Auction*

Here are the details:

Thursday February 23rd, 2012

6:30 – 10 PM

Where:
Site/109
109 Norfolk
New York, NY 10002

Here's whats happening:

  • An auction with auctioneer C K Swett, featuring work and contributions by Zachary Aarons,Joshua Abelow, AIDS 3DGreg Allen, John BaldessariBruce High Quality FoundationSaul Chernick, John Giorno, Debbie Harry (yes, that one), Independent Curators International, Richard Kern, Scott Kilgour, Marilyn Minter, Stephen Petronio, Rob Pruitt, Johnny Reinhold, Felix Salmon, Alec Soth, Penelope Umbrico, andHennessy Youngman
  • Awards decided by an expert jury including Anton VidokleWilliam Powhida, and Jen Dalton.
  • An Award ceremony hosted by William Powhida
  • Andrew Andrew to DJ
  • Free bouncy rides by Nate Hill
  • A pig fountain, providing a selection of smoked meats and live-gathered fresh fruits wrapped in edible gold and silver, provided by Jen Catron and Paul Outlaw
  • Drinks provided by Bomb Beer, Blue Moon, and White Pike Whiskey
  • Music
  • and special guests!**

Buy tickets here.