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This article was published on September 16, 2015

Does life imitate emoji? This video crowdsources your Instagrams to find out

Does life imitate emoji? This video crowdsources your Instagrams to find out
Natt Garun
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Emoji account for nearly half of the comments and captions on Instagram, but perhaps you don’t even need it to illustrate the message in each photo.

#emojisinthewild, a video project by Daniel Mckee, ponders the question: Does life imitate emoji, or vice versa? The 5-minute video crowdsources a series of Instagram photos that resemble the hundreds of emoji available on our smartphones.

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The animals, flags and food emoji are pretty self-explanatory, but once you get to the emoticons, the video focuses on things around us that resemble faces if you squint hard enough. No comment on the 🍆 emoji’s, ahem, alternative resemblance, however.

Have a watch of the full video below and see if you can spot your own emoji in the wild.

 #emojisinthewild from DANIEL MCKEE [Vimeo]