The Emoji Revolution : How Technology is Shaping the Future of Communication Hardback
Where have emoji come from? Why are they so popular? What do they tell us about the technology-enhanced state of modern society?
Far from simply being an amusing set of colourful little symbols, emoji are in the front line of a revolution in the way we communicate.
As a form of global, image-based communication, they're a perfect example of the ingenuity and creativity at the heart of human interaction.
But they're also a parable for the way that consumerism now permeates all parts of our daily existence, taking a controlling interest even in the language we use; and of how technology is becoming ever more entangled in our everyday lives.
So how will this split-identity affect the way that online communication develops?
Are emoji ushering in a bold new era of empathy and emotional engagement on the internet? Or are they a first sign that we're handing over the future of human interaction to the machines?
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 250 pages, Worked examples or Exercises; 1 Halftones, black and white; 3 Line drawings, black and wh
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Publication Date: 11/07/2019
- Category: Language: history & general works
- ISBN: 9781108496643
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