Neutral
2019


Processing sketch

On October 28th, 2019, Apple released series of emojis that are intended as gender neutral option for existing ones in iOS 13.2. The emojis depicted gender neutrality with median length of hair compared to woman and man, with grey shirt on. Women emoji had pink shirt on and man had blue. The gesture of inclusion brought my attention to the awkwardness of the existing system. What does this new representation actually mean? What is the cultural implications of replacing words with corporate-generated emojis in our day to day lives?



PImage face;

float ballspeedX = 10;

float ballspeedY = 10;

float ballsize = 20;

float x;

float y;


void setup(){

  size(852,552);

  face = loadImage("gender.jpg");

  background(255);



}


void draw(){


  dotdraw();

  dotmove();

  dotbounce();

}


void dotdraw(){

//for(int i = 0; i <100; i++){

//float x = 0;

//float y = 0;

  color c = face.get(int(x),int(y));

  fill(c);

  noStroke();

  ellipse(x,y,ballsize,ballsize);

}


void dotmove(){

  x = x + ballspeedX;

  y = y + ballspeedY;

}


void dotbounce(){

  if( x > width-ballsize/2 || x < 0){

    ballspeedX = ballspeedX * -1;

  }

  if ( y>height-ballsize/2 || y < 0){

    ballspeedY = ballspeedY * -1;

  }

}