When language is subjugated to corporate interests, we lose our ability to talk honestly and openly about the world.
Writing @ Open Space | 2018
An essay about corporate control of emojis and the implications it has on broader discourse.
The flattening of emoji under corporate influence is an overt example of more opaque and systemic censorship in social media, making it a good entry point to interrogate these platforms; the cartoonish erasure of sources of cultural trauma hints at greater manipulations perpetrated through technology.
Read the full article on Open Space.