Digital Identity

πŸ‘πŸΏπŸ‘ŽπŸ»: Emojis, Digital Blackface, and White Identity | Miranda Rosenblum

Does πŸ‘‹πŸ» mean something different than πŸ‘‹πŸΎ? What about ✊🏿 compared to ✊🏻? 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 (πŸ‘πŸ») to a dark brown (πŸ‘πŸΏ).Β The addition of these emojis rectified…

Unplugged: A 24-hour Media Fast

Instant access to friends, family, and information is part of the fabric of 21st century American life. Our devices are part of our extended selves, and we rely on them to archive our past, entertain our present, and coordinate our next future. So what happens when you unplug from your…