Proceedings of 1st Workshop on Environmental Science, Society, and Technology, WESTECH 2018, December 8th, 2018, Medan, Indonesia

Research Article

The Baba Kiko LINE Sticker as a Creator’s Virtual Representation

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.8-12-2018.2283849,
        author={E  Franzia},
        title={The Baba Kiko LINE Sticker as a Creator’s Virtual Representation},
        proceedings={Proceedings of 1st Workshop on Environmental Science, Society, and Technology, WESTECH 2018, December 8th, 2018, Medan, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={WESTECH},
        year={2019},
        month={6},
        keywords={virtual representation character line sticker baba kiko},
        doi={10.4108/eai.8-12-2018.2283849}
    }
    
  • E Franzia
    Year: 2019
    The Baba Kiko LINE Sticker as a Creator’s Virtual Representation
    WESTECH
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.8-12-2018.2283849
E Franzia1,*
  • 1: Faculty of Art and Design, Universitas Trisakti, Jakarta, Indonesia
*Contact email: eldafranzia@gmail.com

Abstract

The use of a mobile phone’s instant messenger application is a new form of virtual community. As a digital society, it is melted in the global mediasphere. LINE is one of the instant messenger applications that contain many users in 19 languages from 230 nations all over the world (Beritasatu.com). The LINE sticker is one of the popular features among LINE users. The Baba Kiko LINE sticker is the object of the research. This sticker is designed by an independent creator from Indonesia and published in the LINE sticker shop. The Baba Kiko LINE sticker showed a unique character of women. This paper analyzed the meaning of the Baba Kiko LINE sticker as a virtual representation of the creator. The method used is the visual semiotic method including the syntactic dimension, semantic dimension, and pragmatic dimension. The result of this research is the understanding of mixed culture in the creator’s background that affected the design of the Baba Kiko LINE sticker in the syntactic dimension, semantic dimension, and pragmatic dimension.