We decided to create an emoji story to explain Neuromancer. Originally, I had wanted to create a short comedic video, but we decided that would take too long and be too difficult over the weekend. Here’s the final plot:
Along with a character list, and some themes in the same format. I think that emojis allow you to boil down the basic idea of something into its most basic parts. Here, you see girls, sex, drugs, space, and computers. Pretty much gets down to the core ideas in Neuromancer. Doing a video would probably give more details to newcomers, but why do that when the information desk emoji is available? As far as how this compares to the Wikipedia page, I would say that it is easier to understand even though it is not as detailed. When you relay information through pre-set pictures, you don’t have the luxury of getting bogged down by every character and idea.