The Emoji

Sang Chi Liu


MA – School of Critical Studies – Aesthetics & politics

Have you ever thought about the other side of the smiley face emoji? How do emojis get made? The Emoji is a VR puzzle game in which players can eventually see what’s going on behind the scenes of emoji production.

Based on the 2D animation The Electronic Moon (, an animation that asks what’s the other side of the emoji, The Emoji builds an embodied experiment to play around with the physicality of being in the digital world.

2:00 pm - 2:00 pm Welcome

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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm Outside Main Entrance

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7:30 pm - 7:30 pm Main Entrance Walkway

Reception on the Main Entrance Walkway

Reception on the Main Entrance Walkway

10:00 pm - 10:00 pm Exhibition Venues

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Exhibition Venues close

1:30 am All

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  • Date : May 5, 2022 - May 5, 2022
  • Time : 02:00 pm - 10:00 pm (UTC)
  • Venue : Main Gallery