27 February 2017

In La Presse+, 2011 scholar Mélanie Millette examines the new language of emoji: those Japanese icons that texters use to punctuate their communication. Emoji may be meant add nuance, but they are also a challenge in interpretation. “Communication is not an exact science,” says Millette. “Rarely is a message decrypted exactly as we had encrypted it.”

Full article here (in French only)

Mélanie Millette

Mélanie is analyzing how social media can provide visibility and legitimacy to minority or marginalized groups. She is President of the Alumni Society of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation.

2011 Scholars Directors