The Emoji Translation Project
Hi Emoji Dick Backers!
I just launched a new emoji-related Kickstarter project I thought you might be interested in -- its to build the world's first emoji translation engine:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/fred/the-emoji-translation-project... Read more
More Emoji Research & A really fun interview about Emoji Dick!
First, I did an interview with a Letras Libres, a Mexican literary magazine about Emoji Dick:
It is really one of my favorite things anyone has... Read more
Another project you might appreciate...
I just got a heads up about another Moby-Dick-themed Kickstarter project which is a card game based off the book, called "Moby Dick, or, The Card Game":
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/827765657/moby-dick-or-the-card-game... Read more
The Library of Congress acquisition of Emoji Dick stirred up quite a lot of interest in our little project.
So for posterity, I wanted to pass along links on... Read more
Reminder: You can still buy Emoji Dick
Just a quick reminder, because this little project is getting some more attention these days that you can still buy Emoji Dick over at http://www.emojidick.com/.
Emoji Dick is Officially Art & Acquired by the Library of Congress
Ok folks, so its been a while since you’ve heard from me on Emoji Dick. I hope you’re still enjoying your copies -- thanks again for believing in this crazy... Read more
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... Read more
Another Kickstarter project I just launched.
I just posted this to Hackers Party Kickstarter, so apologies to the 10 of you who backed both projects -- you can ignore this. :)
For the 73 other of... Read more
EmojiDick.com Is Live!
In case you want to order another copy, order them here:
Thanks again for all your support,
Emoji Dick Book Party is Tomorrow Night!
Fish Bar, East Village
237 East 5th Street, b/w 2nd and 3rd
For everyone that RSVP (and prepaid for a book), I'll have them for you!
See you... Read more
Emoji Dick Party 8/20 at Fish Bar!
So I decided Fish Bar would be an appropriate place to have the Emoji Dick party. I have everyone's copies who responded to the Doodle Poll:
mk... Read more
Wired UK & Introduction by Paddy Johnson of Art Fag City
So Wired UK has short bit about Emoji Dick! My friend Henrik found it today and posted it to Twitter.
I'm also excited to announce that... Read more
Ignite NYC Talk! 5 Minutes of Crowd Sourcing.
So now that I'm mostly recovered from SXSW, I'm looking forward to hunkering down on Emoji Dick in the next couple of weeks. Your sentences are great and... Read more
Progress Update & University of Marlyand
So I had some time today to sit down and churn the data from the votes. It went well and I actually have a script that is ready... Read more
In case you didn't catch it I did a quick Emoji project that you might find humorous: I converted the New Yorker's famous Eustace Tilley cover into an... Read more
Non-Data Nerd Update: Vote on the final sentences from Emoji Dick!
So as promised, here are the ~40,000 Human Intelligence Tasks that will let you vote vote and edit the book:
For those of you who have financially... Read more
An early Christmas gift ... The Amazon Mechanical Turk workers have successfully translated Moby Dick into Emoji. Three times. For a total of 28,407 emoji sentences. It took 9 days.... Read more
All sentences pushed out!
I just pushed the 9500 or so remaining sentences into Amazon Mechanical turk.
You can participate by following this link:
You'll get $.02 per sentence so go forth and... Read more
Time to vote on the first 500 sentences!
So after going down a bit of a rabbit hole trying to get AMT's API to work with Emoji Dick, I decided to do it the ole fashioned... Read more
Photos & Video of Lulu Test Batch!
So I just got a moment to document the first batch from Lulu. First the bad news: I screwed up the margins. But this is actually good because... Read more
Emoji Dick Rebate! Work on the first 500 Sentences!
I just pushed the first 500 sentences to Amazon's Mechanical Turk. If you'd like to work on one just click this link:
And get started clicking.
Let... Read more
Progress from Today's Work
So today was my first day to work exclusively on Emoji Dick. I made good progress:
* I cleaned up the database of sentences. Originally I estimated ~6500... Read more
Halloween Costume, New Job, Slides and Choices!
So a couple quick updates from the world of Emoji Dick.
First, I went as Zombie Captain Ahab for Halloween: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fcb/4065121383/
Kind of scary, sorry about that.
Anyway,... Read more
Thank you! and Project Timeline
We made it! Thanks to you, Emoji Dick will be a reality. Here's how I think the time line is going to go:
Next couple of weeks: those... Read more
Backers: If all of you give $12.83 more right now, we'll be done.
We're so close to getting this project funded.
We have $744 left to go in less than 4 days. At the moment we have 58 backers.
I'm writing... Read more
Speaking at Ignite NYC October 9th & Preview of PDF
So I know things have been a bit quiet, but I've got plenty of Emoji Dick news ready to break in the next week or two as our... Read more
"What Lips My Lips Have Kissed" Emoji Translation by Ken Liu
I was recently contacted by Ken Liu, a science fiction writer, who told me that he, too, had thought about translating great works into emoji.
Ken had been working on... Read more
New Yorker, Kickstarter Blog & Urlesque coverage...
I did a quick inteview with the New Yorker's Book Bench which went up today:
I explained a bit about why I'm doing the project, here's an excerpt:
No,... Read more
Telegraph UK Covers Emoji Dick
I'm losing track of all the coverage, but in the Japan section of the Telegraph is a nice article about our project:
BoingBoing'd and other coverage
For those of you who have backed already, thanks! The project got some good press today on BoingBoing and other places.
The comments are, uh, entertaining. Don't... Read more
Supporters pleding $10 or more now get their names & emoji in the book.
I decided to add a "Thank You" section to the book, so supporters pledging $10 or more can get their name and emoji sentence of their choice in there.