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An Emoji Translation Of “Moby Dick” Is Now Part Of The Library Of Congress Catalog

An Emoji Translation Of “Moby Dick” Is Now Part Of The Library Of Congress Catalog

The Library of Congress Tuesday inducted a new version of the classic tome Moby Dick into its archives. The twist? This version is written entirely in emoji, or Japanese emoticons.

Emoji Dick began in 2009 as a Kickstarter project by creator Fred Benenson (a Kickstarter employee himself). Benenson took to Amazon‘s Mechanical Turk to crowdsource a translation of the Herman Melville epic, which is upwards of 212,000 words.

Emoji Dick is now the first book penned in emoji to reside in the Library of Congress catalog.


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