In 2016, MoMA acquired the original set of emoji—176 characters, released by the Japanese mobile phone company NTT DOCOMO in 1999, that have since evolved into an essential, global companion to written language. The Emoji Story, a new documentary directed by Martha Shane and Ian Cheney, looks at the origins and evolution of this novel form of human communication.
Beginning February 16, MoMA Magazine will present a two-week online screening of the film. Join us on February 17 for a special conversation with Emoji Story producer Jennifer 8. Lee, joined by Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator, and Paul Galloway, Collection Specialist, Department of Architecture and Design.
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