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How emoji have changed how we communicate and why we ❤️ them

Happy faces emojis arrangement.
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Happy face emojis

This hour we look at our new favorite way to communicate: emoji. We'll learn about how emoji are created, discuss how emoji change meaning, and talk to the creator of "Emojiland: The Musical."

GUESTS:

  • Keith Broni: Editor and Chief of Emojipedia
  • Alex King: Associate Professor of Philosophy at Simon Fraser University, who runs “Aesthetics for Birds,” an aesthetics and philosophy of art website
  • Keith Harrison Dworkin: Composer and creator of “Emojiland: The Musical

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Lily is the senior producer for 'The Colin McEnroe Show'. She first worked at Connecticut Public as an intern, in 2014. She has previously worked for WBUR, KUNC, and as a producer for the New England News Collaborative's weekly show 'Next.'
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