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The Emoji Revolution : How Technology is Shaping the Future of Communication, Hardback Book

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
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  • Category: Language: history & general works
  • ISBN: 9781108496643

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