Inclusive Emoji Workshop

Inclusive Emoji Workshop
Saturday, November 12th, 3-6pm
$5members/$10 regular
Join us in a discussion of emoji politics, then brainstorm and create new emoji for feelings and situations unique to our identities and unaddressed by the current emoji set. We will supply markers and paper for participants. If you want to work digitally please bring your own laptop, tablet, etc.
In communication on and off the internet, emoji are a core way for people to express themselves as a citizen of the internet and world. This character set is controlled and maintained by a small group of people, the Unicode Consortium. As a result, the emoji set fails to represent many aspects of a non cisgendered heteronormative white masculine experience. The act of creating our own emoji challenges the centralized role of the consortium and expands the experiences and identities that can be expressed with it. We see this as an act of rebellion, as we will focus our new emoji on marginalized experiences to reclaim this part of language for more inclusive, activist purposes.
Evelyn Masso is a person, designer, and teacher. She’s designed products and experiences for a variety of scales, from immersive installations to wearables to mobile apps. She enjoys quiet coffee shops and tries her best at intersectional feminism.
hsinyu lin is an artist and educator who studies the modes by which internet shape and get shaped by social, cultural, economic, and political dynamics. They co-founded voidLab, an intersectional feminist collective for women, non-binary, gender nonconforming, trans and queer people to express individual identities through arts and technologies.
Sanglim Han is an artist who works and lives in LA/Seoul. Primarily working in new media, she challenges the absoluteness of identity formation.
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 While most WCCW programming is free or donation-based, with no one turned away for lack of funds, we do offer some workshops that have fees associated. This covers materials and allows us to pay the leaders of these workshops for their time and expertise, and to put a small percentage back into WCCW. This income, in addition to memberships, is what lets us keep the doors open and the lights on. We want to make programming as accessible as possible to anyone who is interested though, so we also offer volunteer opportunities and free community tickets to each event or workshop (number varies depending on capacity of the class). Email [email protected] for more info or to find out more about this opportunity for a specific event