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Emoji Dick

A project in New York, NY by Fred Benenson

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Translating Moby Dick into Japanese Emoji Icons using Amazon's Mechanical Turk.
Backers: 83
Average Pledge Per Backer: $44

Funded: $3,676 of $3,500
Dates: Sep 19th -> Oct 19th (30 days)
Project By: Fred Benenson
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August 8th - via:
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November 19th - via:
Two years ago, one man began an epic journey. Now, the efforts of Fred Benenson have finally come to fruition: Emoji Dick, a translation of the great American classic Moby Dick into Emojis, is complete and available for purchase. And believe us when we say it’s an epic: Benenson raised more than $3,500 on Kickstarter for the project, and employed a host of strangers to translate every sentence of Herman Melville’s 1851 novel. Each line of the long, long book was translated three times, using a different range of Emojis for each version. Finally, another group of strangers-for-hire voted on the best versions of each sentence, and the winning lines made it into the final version of Emoji Dick. They don’t call it a great American struggle for nothin’… (Read More)

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April 30th - via:
Hi guys, 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": I figured you... (Read More)


April 16th - via:
Greetings backers, 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 places where Emoji Dick was written up over the last couple of months:... (Read More)

Reminder: You can still buy Emoji Dick

February 20th - via:
Just a quick reminder, because this little project is getting some more attention these days that you can still buy Emoji Dick over at  (Read More)

Emoji Dick is Officially Art & Acquired by the Library of Congress

February 19th - via:
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 project. I’ve got some updates from the world of emoji. First, Emoji Dick was selected... (Read More)

The Art Fag City Rob Pruitt Art Awards and Auction*

February 23rd - via:
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... (Read More)

Another Kickstarter project I just launched.

December 17th - via:
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 you: in case you haven't heard, the Internet is being threatened by a piece of legislation called... (Read More) Is Live!

January 16th - via:
In case you want to order another copy, order them here: Thanks again for all your support, Fred  (Read More)

Emoji Dick Book Party is Tomorrow Night!

August 19th - via:
7:30pm, 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 tomorrow, F  (Read More)

Emoji Dick Party 8/20 at Fish Bar!

August 12th - via:
Hi Everyone, 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: MSG mk Oliver alex Marc10 Songul Aslanturk nbs AndyM Noneck Martin But RSVP here in the comments... (Read More)

Emoji Dick Party is August 20th

July 18th - via:
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