Jan 15, 2017
Are Emojis the New Hieroglyphics?
Play • 45 min

Have you ever thought about communicating using pictures?  We do it all the time with emojis. We wondered if there were similarities between emojis and hieroglyphs. So we decided to bring on an expert who can read hieroglyphs.

Links to things mentioned in the show:

Egyptian hieroglyphs

Domino’s Pizza – text pizza emoji to order

Sponge Bob – Imagination

Tony Jaa movie – Killzone 2

Benjamin Franklin’s desire to change the English alphabet C=K C=S

Cognitive neurosciences Emoji augmenting written text to give social clues. Frontal lobe of the brain recognizing early on the human face.  The iconic representation of the human face.
Determinative – an indicator that is not read out loud

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