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animoji are dumb and i detest them

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animoji are dumb and i detest them

apple today announced the digital equivalent of a singing telegram, a perversion of the emoji concept that embodies the worst of both the company’s exclusionary philosophy and the worst of cg animals and excreta. animoji are dumb and i loathe them. here’s why.1. emoji meaning comes from context, not expressionwhy have emoji become the lingua franca, nay even the interlingua, of the digital messaging world? it’s not because they’re so incredibly emotive. in fact, the clip art illustration style is almost aggressively bland. but it is that very blandness that gave them the power of versatility.the ????‍♀️ lady is meant to be someone sitting at an information desk. but her empty stare and flippant gesture could just as easily mean a hundred other things, from offering something to shrugging to asking “well?!” it’s up to the users to create the context to infuse emoji with meaning. even specific faces and emotions depend heavily on how they’re used.an 3d fox face making a grimace is just a 3d fox face making a grimace. there’s no subtext (except maybe bradley cooper jason bateman), no creation, no interpretation. just a fancy mask.2. emoji standards give us a shared visual language, animoji don’tbut this only works when we’re all seeing the same thing. apple doesn’t seem to care about that. remember when they tried to kill the ???? and turn it into like a weird pink coconut? i haven’t forgotten.zootopia was a good movie but that won’t save animo...