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Communicating in a Post-Verbal World

How are Snapchat, Instagram and emoji affecting the way we communicate? This talk explores the rise in pictorial forms of communication in social media.

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Image-sharing apps like Instagram and snapchat have radically changed the way we communicate. What’s more, the enormous popularity of the emoji, used in texts and social media, has meant that people now rely increasingly on ideograms to reflect emotional states. But how are these new pictorial forms of communication affecting language and the way we interact?

This talk brings together leading experts in the field of social media, network cultures, design and technology to discuss the impact of visual communication in social media.

Image credit | Search on rooftop, Google

Image credit | Snapchat glasses. Photography by Luke Hayes

Image credit | Map of the world drawn entirely by using Facebook Connections in 2015

Image credit | Snapchat glasses courtesy of Snap Inc.

Image credit | Luke Hayes

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Adult £10, student/ concession £7.50, Members £9

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