Author Archives: Noa Yaari

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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Using an Emoji in a Caption of a Painting

I recently started to use an emoji of a book in the captions of my paintings for my art project at the Centre for Renaissance and Reformation Studies at the University of Toronto, titled “Word and Image Relationships at the … Continue reading

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Google’s 23rd Birthday

Apparently, today is Google’s 23rd birthday. There are so many reasons to wish Google a “Happy Birthday!” as it adds tremendous value to our culture and society. At the same time, I ponder where this culture of collecting and selling … Continue reading

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How to Choose an Image for an Invitation

The following isn’t an answer for the question positioned above, but rather several thoughts about the use of both words and images in a document. I’ll analyze an invitation that I recently prepared to my upcoming hands-on workshop at the … Continue reading

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Research, Art, and Emotions

An article on the RAND website explores the use and effectiveness of art-based approaches to public engagement with research. It argues that: “When designing arts-based engagement approaches, it is important to consider that they can bring out experiences in stakeholders … Continue reading

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