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

Happy faces emojis arrangement.
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This hour, our new favorite way to communicate: emoji.

We look at how emoji are created and how they change meaning and talk to the creator of Emojiland: The Musical.

GUESTS:

  • Keith Broni: Editor-in-chief of Emojipedia
  • Keith Harrison Dworkin: Composer and creator of Emojiland: The Musical
  • Alex King: Associate professor of philosophy at Simon Fraser University and editor-in-chief of Aesthetics for Birds

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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. Lily can be reached at ltyson@ctpublic.org.