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In this episode, Dr. Vyv Evans joins host Chris Hadnagy to discuss the use of emoji and how it can fill the gap between text and face-to-face communication. In a single picture, emoji can express complex ideas that would otherwise require many words to convey. Emoji has the ability to add tone and expressions to text that would otherwise be lacking. Don't miss this fascinating podcast!
00:10 - Introduction to Dr. Vyv Evans and his Work on Emoji
01:37 - Brooklyn Teen Was Arrested for Threats Made with Emoji
03:52 - The Two Main Functions of Language
06:12 - In Real World Scenarios, Communication Utilizes Multiple Channels
07:55 - Tone of Voice Can Change the Meaning of Our Words
09:05 - Gestures Can Change the Meaning of Our Words
10:59 - Emblems Are Nonverbal Signals That Can Be Translated Directly Into Words.
12:50 - The Meaning of Emoji Can Be Affected by Group or Cultural Factors
15:45 - The Rebus Principle is Used to Represent Abstract Words with Pictograms, Like Emoji
18:16 - Upcoming Virtual Trainings and Human Hacking Conference Signups.
19:58 - The Differences Between the Emoji System and Language
22:46 - Emoji Helps Text Catch Up With the Tone and Kinesics Found in Spoken Face-to-Face Interaction
23:20 - Survey Done by Match.com Correlates the Use of Emoji to Increased Sexual Activity
24:38 - Emoji Makes Us More Effective Communicators in the Digital Space
26:09 - The Angry Jerk Phenomenon and How Emoji Can Help
27:35 - Why Visuals Are Important to Communication
29:23 - The 😂 (Tears of Joy) Emoji Was Oxford Dictionary’s “Word of the Year” in 2015
31:05 - How Text Can Accidentally Convey the Wrong Tone
32:10 - Emoji Can Complement the Meaning of a Word
33:32 - Nonverbals Are a Vital Component to Communication
35:47 - Discussing Whether a Decrease in Vocabulary May Have Contributed to the Creation of Nonverbal Communication and Emoji
42:23 Vyv’s Books
The Emoji Code: The Linguistics Behind Smiley Faces and Scaredy Cats
42:44 Vyv’s Book Recommendations
Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language