Digital Language

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿป: Emojis, Digital Blackface, and White Identity | Miranda Rosenblum

Does ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป mean something different than ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿพ? What about โœŠ๐Ÿฟ compared to โœŠ๐Ÿป? In 2015, Apple released a new array of emoji skin tones. Instead of only white or Simpson yellow, emojis range 5 colors, from a pale white (๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป) to a dark brown (๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฟ).ย The addition of these emojis rectified…

Challenging Digital Media Studies

David Golumbia’s course “Challenging Media Studies” at Virginia Commonwealth University provides a topical survey of issues in current digital media studies. Dr. Golumbia passed out a list of dozens of topics that were possible entry points into the class. Students voted on which topics they wanted to discuss, and each…