‘What implication does the emoji have for the future of linguistics?’
Is it even a legitimate form of language/communication that warrants any sort of scientific study?
By Sam Wallman
As The Interrobang: A Festival of Questions approaches, we are putting your best questions to some of our favourite thinkers. Musing on the modern art of emoji, we have Walkley-nominated comic artist Sam Wallman, responding to a question from @toastfor_dinner.
Join us on 27–28 November in Melbourne for The Interrobang, a festival of frequently unanswered questions.
- Rob Delaney and Benjamin Law: hear the kings of Twitter comedy as they share their most direct thoughts on the modern world
- Questions on Notice: a crowd-sourced quiz show featuring some of Australia — and the world’s — funniest and sharpest minds
- Cheryl Strayed and Meghan Daum: a definitive conversation between two very powerful, very smart women
- Cory Doctorow on the future of the internet
- Sammy J, Upulie Divisekera and Maggie Ryan Sandford on the limits and potential of science and imagination