Happy Birthday, SHARP!



I’m currently attending the SHARP conference. The Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing is turning 25, so I thought I should pay them a tribute.



Watch for. . .



This Old Pond comic is inspired by a SHARP 2017 talk by Lisa Gitelman, New York University: “Emoji Dick, Prequels and Sequels”.

Did you know Amazon produced a translation of Moby Dick using emoji? The book is called Emoji Dick. It could have been a fun project. Unfortunately the book is gibberish, as most translations were produced randomly. Here are some pictures:


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Lisa Gilteman presents Emoji Dick at SHARP 2017 conference.

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