Future Tense (ABC Australia), “The Language of Emoji”

April 26, 2015

Interview on ABC Australia show Future Tense, “The Language of Emoji” (Apr. 26, 2015)

They infuriate some and delight others, but whether you like them or not, Emoji are certainly getting harder to ignore.

The cute (or infuriating) little picture-symbols that adorn our emails, text messages and online posts are quickly becoming a defining feature of the modern age.

In the past decade-and-a-half they’ve developed from a simple smiley face icon into a complex catalogue of emotional markers, bringing context to curt communication.

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