We can declare victory, define completion, say “we’re done”—but everything will ultimately change, evolve or morph. It’s not always for the better, but we can always learn something from it. This week's Geekly features tales of progress: redesigns gone wrong, old school emojis, video manipulation tech, revitalized Atlantic articles, and a peek at the original Emergent Order website. Spoiler: we've come a long way since then!
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Sometimes, we put our best foot forward in the name of progress and it ends up taking us a step back. Snapchat’s recent redesign turned out to be based on false assumptions, and their earnings took a big hit. On to the next draft!
Description: It feels like an emoji update rolls out every month. Did you know that these ubiquitous little images were originally created in 1999 for a Japanese telecom company? Contrary to popular belief, the “e” is for picture and “moji” for character. This kickstarter is trying to bring the originals to your coffee table and your phone!
Think your video is finished? Think again. This AI-assisted video manipulation technology will enable anyone to take a video and replace certain components to make their own version. Most commonly done? Face swapping.
On a lighter note, animators from The Atlantic went back through their archives and created delightful video versions of some of their most enduring articles.
A website is one product that is never finished. The Wayback Machine is an amazing tool that allows you to see what a website looked like at different points in time. Go ahead and type in your favorite site and see how it’s evolved! Or just take a look at our first draft from 2011.