Joey Lee explores geographies mediated through data and computation.

Designer & Researcher.


Based in Brooklyn, NY

Working as an interaction designer, creative technologist, and educator.


New York University | Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP)

School of Visual Arts | Design for Social Innovation

Thinking about

Generative design & geography, machine learning, data collection systems, climate change, urban climates, open source & access, visualization, algorithmic ethics, critical mapping, & education.

Static Emoji Map App

Emojify your maps! | Prepared for Maptime NYC.

For a MaptimeNYC meetup, I wanted to introduce the concept of pixel matching as a way to generate new ways of mapping data and as a result, representating geography. As a little workshop, participants are given a set of code examples to tweak and at the same time are introduced to P5.js and Leaflet.js.

The result of this workshop was a little static emoji making app that helps to summarize what participants might be able to do with their newly acquired knowledge.

Make some static emoji maps here:

Enjoy the workshop here: