The Information Center That Makes You Different
For my Things: Explained poster, I wanted to focus on a topic that was related to my field of study: molecular biology. The first thing that popped in my mind was DNA. Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is the most important element in the cell. It is in charge of making who you are. Any errors to it, major problems like cancer could occur. In my field of study, there are many classes you have to take to learn the basics about DNA. The topic is complex; however, it was possible to translate into simple terms.
Translating the human experiences of intimacy and anxiety into a virtual representation creates questions about individuality and authenticity in the digital world. Bitmoji characters standardize our individual personalities into uniform visuals. Does this diminish the expression of our humanity, or does it connect us to have a universal visual and emotional language? Are we able to empathize with, and put ourselves into the shoes of a stranger’s bitmoji?