app / digital inclusion project
Coming soon! Indigemoji is Australia’s first sticker set of Indigenous emojis made by young Aboriginal people in Central Australia - featuring faces, roo tails, troopies, plants, animals and local hand signals.
It’s a chance to grow digital skills, while learning and sharing Arrernte language and culture in a whole new way. The emojis are made by Indigenous people for Indigenous people (an everyone else...). It will enable a new means of communicating on digital platforms using signs and
signifiers from their own culture and language - a small but significant step towards improving the representation and inclusion of the many diverse cultures and languages of Australia in digital technologies.
960 kids attended the pilot workshop program running every day of the summer school holidays at the Alice Springs Public Library from 14 December 2018 until 26 January 2019 which will eventually result in a free app which will be downloadable to enable anyone to use the emoji stickers.
Saturday 14 December 2018 - Monday 26 January 2019
Alice Springs Public Library, Alice Springs
Wednesday 20 February 2019
Purple House, Alice Springs
Tuesday 16 April - Wednesday 17 April 2019
Youth Links, Tennant Creek
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Media: Social media reacts to new Indigenous emojis, news.com, 12 July 2019
Media: Australia's first set of Indigenous emojis to be released, SBS News - 13 July 2019
Media: Indigenous emojis featuring Aboriginal flag and boomerang to be released, The Guardian - 12 July 2019
Media: Australia Is Finally Getting Its First-Ever Set Of Indigenous Emojis This Year, Pedestrian TV - 11 July 2019
Media: A collection of Indigenous emojis are set to arrive this year, The Brag - 12 July 2019
Media: Australia's First Set of Indigenous Emojis Are On Their Way to Your Phone, Concrete Playground - 12 July 2019