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The emoji revolution : how technology is shaping the future of communication / Philip Seargeant.

Author/Creator:
Seargeant, Philip author.
Publication:
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2019.
Format/Description:
Book
ix, 231 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 23 cm
Subjects:
Emojis.
Communication -- Technological innovations.
Symbolism in communication.
Interpersonal communication.
Summary:
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?
Contents:
The what, the why and the where of emoji
Emoji and the history of human communication
Making faces
Metaphors and moral panics
The shaping force of digital technology
People, politics and interpersonal relationships
Diverse identities
Creativity and culture
The emojification of everyday life.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Other format:
ebook version :
ISBN:
9781108496643
1108496644
1108721796
9781108721790
9781108572439
OCLC:
1084548248
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