LaTurbo Avedon’s Mirror Emoji Now Unicode Standard

Avatar artist LaTurbo Avedon announces that the mirror emoji submitted by her, Theo Schear, and ‘emoji activist’ Jennifer 8. Lee is now official Unicode standard. Citing anthropologist Tom Boellstorff’s writings on mirrors in Second Life, their proposal from February 21, 2019, argues for the mirror as an important “non-literal” symbol users carry over from one world to another as “we integrate ourselves more closely with the virtual.” The mirror emoji is part of Unicode and Emoji version 13.0 and supported in iOS 14.2 and Android 11.

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