Media Attention

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Selected media attention


Cosmoetica #151: On comic strips. Hosted by Dan Schneider. 11/13/16

Emoji: The evolution of emoticons. By J.J. O’Donoghue. The Japan Times. 9/18/206

Could Emoji Become a Universal Language? By John Harrison. Sputnik Radio. 9/17/2016

What communicating in only emoji taught me about language in the digital age. By Samantha Lee. Quartz. 8/31/2016

Facebook messenger finally bridges the great emoji divide. By Brian Barrett. Wired. 6/6/16

The Stakes: The emojification of langauage. By Julianne Ross. MTV News Podcast. 5/6/16

Can you speak emoji? By Mike Rugnetta. PBS Idea Channel. 4/13/16

A língua franca dos emoji. By Leonardo Pinto. Veja Digial. 3/7/16

The hidden benefits of emoji. By Gemma Church. Creative Digest. 2/19/16

Did the Maya create the first ‘comics’? By David Robson. BBC News–Future. 2/17/16.

Why emojis are a no-brainer for digital communication. By Tracey Lien. Los Angeles Times. 1/26/16

Emojis the modern day answer to cave paintings, one tweet and text at a time. By Peter Henderson. Canadian Press. 7/1/15.

Help! I Can't Stop Thinking in Emoji!. By Garrett Gilmore. VICE. 4/21/15

KATCHOW! How to Write Sounds in Comics. By Greg Uyeno. Slate Magazine. 2/13/15

Are we hard-wired to doodle? By David Robson. BBC News–Future. 10/1/14

Comic-Forscher in Bremen. Radio Bremen: Funkhaus Europa. By Lina Kokaly. 2014. 6/25/14

Das Prinzip Charlie Brown
. By Laura Von Höflinger. Der Spiegel: Issue 52. Dec. 2013. pp.126-127.


The science of comic strips. By Eric Jaffe. Fast Company: Co.Design. December 18, 2013.


How the visual language of comics could have its roots in the ice age. By David Robson. The Guardian. November 23, 2013.


The secret language of comics: Brain science tackles visual grammar. by Lisa Granshaw. Tufts Magazine. Fall 2013.


The Charlie Brown Effect: A comic book-artist turned-neuroscientist says the images in Peanuts tap the same brain processes as sentences. by Carl Zimmer. Discover Magazine. Dec. 2012. Pp. 68-70


Tales from the Road: Comic-Con pt. 2. by Jorge Cham. PhD Comics. July 25, 2010.


One Guest: Neil Cohn. WGBH One Guest. July 2009.


The intricate language of a visual art. by Hui Lim. The Tufts Daily, March 5, 2009.


Creator of comic book series speaks at Tufts. by Matthew Repka. TheTufts Daily, Jan. 27, 2009. (Video)


Drawing Conclusions. by Georgiana Cohen. Tufts University website feature profile. Jan. 26 - Feb. 2, 2009.


Local resident creates new visual language. by Candice Reed. North County Times, Dec. 24, 2002.


Introduction to Visual Language. by Michael Dean. The Comics Journal 247. Oct. 2002. Pp. 21.