Where Do Emoji Come From? with New York Times Bestselling Author Jennifer 8. Lee
JENNIFER 8. LEE
Have you ever wondered where emoji come from? Gather your team for a virtual talk with New York Times bestselling author Jennifer 8. Lee who, upon discovering there was no dumpling emoji, embarked on a two-year campaign to create one with her friend Yiying Lu. From their efforts sprung Emojination, a grassroots group that wants to make emoji approval an inclusive, representative process. Jennifer will share her quest to create the dumpling emoji (and many more emoji, including a hijab, lobster, and bagel) and maybe even inspire you to submit an emoji proposal.
Duration: 45 minutes
Group Size: Any
What's Included: Expert-led virtual talk
Jennifer 8. Lee is an entrepreneur, documentary producer, seed investor and emoji activist. She is co-founder and CEO of Plympton, a San Francisco-based literary studio that innovates in digital publishing. A former New York Times reporter, Jenny is a producer of The Search for General Tso and Picture Character, both which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. She is also the author of the New York Times-bestselling book, The Fortune Cookie Chronicles, which established fortune cookies are originally Japanese.
Jenny is the founder of Emojination, a grassroots group whose motto is "Emoji by the people, for the people." As part of that organization, she successfully lobbied for a dumpling, hijab and interracial couple emoji among others. She cofounded Emojicon and is a vice-chair of the Unicode Emoji Subcommittee. Jenny's recent work focuses a lot on misinformation, having co-founded the Credibility Coalition and MisinfoCon. She is a co-chair of the World Economic Forum's Global Futures Council for Media, Entertainment and Culture.