We use them every day … and it’s time to learn about their history. We’re talking about emojis. For us, it is as easy as pressing a button but, who discovered this way of communicating? How has it been achieved that they are increasingly representative? The Emoji Story has the answer to these questions. Here we leave you the trailer and the synopsis of this surprising documentary.
Here we go!
To get started, here’s the synopsis.
The rapid rise of emoji (Japanese for “picture character”) is a global phenomenon without precedent. Their widespread use and ability to convey complex messages have not only cemented emoji’s place as an emerging digital language, but prompted difficult questions about the creation of a language and digital communication’s fraught ties to identity and inclusion. The Emoji Story is a deep dive into this ever evolving world, shedding fresh light on the private consortium that approves new emoji offerings and the individuals fighting to make the language more representative of its billions of users.
And now, the trailer.
It’s really interesting, right? We simply cannot imagine what is behind that little drawing that we use to communicate every day. We don’t even begin to imagine. This documentary really surprised us because this form of communication is really old but the representation and diversity that have been achieved didn’t come from nowhere.
Representation matters. History matters. And we think this documentary makes it very clear. We know you are going to love it!