Reflecting on René Magritte’s, The Treachery of Images, ‘This is not you.’ is a thesis that looks at emoji in the same light. It dives deep into these little symbols of expression and uncovers a complex, convoluted, and lengthy past that explains how emojis have become what they are today. You can read the thesis in full here.
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*This thesis has been adapted and abridged due to 2020’s COVID-19 pandemic. Rather than fully exploring the topic and detailing ways to solve it, this publication serves as an expansive prologue that explains the problem for a later continuation.