Author Archives: Noa Yaari

“Artist in Residence” – Opening Reception of Noa Yaari’s Exhibition

Date: Thursday, October 20, 2022 Time: 4 pm In-person: The Centre for Jewish Studies, 7th floor of the Kaneff Tower on the Keele campus, York University “Artist in Residence” is an art project Yaari created at home for the Centre … Continue reading

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Why do artists create art? And what circumstances influence their work? 

Art historian Michael Baxandall suggested seeing art as a solution to a problem, where necessities of different kinds “charge” the urge to create it. Accordingly, he saw art historians’ role as giving an account of the factors which brought forth … Continue reading

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On Children

Several weeks ago, I started the process of adopting a child through the Public Adoption in Ontario. I’m also reading Chicken Soup for the Soul by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen (1993) these days. In it, they print Kahlil Gibran’s On … Continue reading

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On the Advantage of Being an All-rounded Emoji

In Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill writes “The man who has been active on campus, whose personality is such that he gets along with all kinds of people and who has done an adequate job with his studies has … Continue reading

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Stickers and Emojis are Candies for the Eye

The arrangement of stickers and emojis on a sheet influences the thoughts the viewers have while looking at them. For example, “what car do I like most?” or “a grape cluster can fall just like a leaf,” and subsequently, “which … Continue reading

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CRRS Fellows Workshop April 12: William Barker & Noa Yaari

Please join me at the Fellows Workshop at the Centre for Renaissance and Reformation Studies, the University of Toronto on Tuesday, April 12, 4:00-5:30 pm (EDT). Follow this link for details and registration to the live zoom session: https://crrs.ca/event/fellows22/ William … Continue reading

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Using Emojis as Reactions on Zoom

On my December post, I was wondering if the engineers at Zoom can create shadows as a function in Background & Filters. This would add a realistic element to the filters that they already introduced into the platform. In this … Continue reading

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Bend With Me Sway With Ease

Over the last month, I’ve allowed myself to develop a new addiction; Michael Bublé’s version of Sway. In fact, I’m listening to it as I’m writing these very words. I can listen to it forever. Playing the song in a … Continue reading

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Animated Filters and Shadows on Zoom

I became aware of the animated filters on Zoom quite recently. They are one of my highlights of 2021. Engineers at Zoom, could you develop shadows for the objects that follow the user’s face?  Happy New Year!    

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How do you cite a caption with an emoji?

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