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Published on May 10, 2016
In 2015, for the first time ever, the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year was not a word at all, but an emoji: 😂 —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.
This program was recorded on May 1, 2016, as part of Chicago Humanities Festival's inaugural spring festival, Style: http://chf.to/Style2016