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How to Speak Emoji

  • Chicago Humanities Festival 12 S. Michigan Ave Chicago, IL 60603 (map)

In 2015, for the first time ever, the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year was not a word at all, but an emoji: &1F602; officially called the "Face with Tears of Joy". The surge in the use of emojis is changing how we communicate at the intersection of language and technology. Join the conversation between two experts: Fred Benenson, who has translated Melville’s classic novel Moby Dick into emojis, and New York Times technology reporter Jenna Wortham. More info here!

Later Event: May 7
Facets 2016