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Climojis, an ITP project, in the news

Thursday, Dec 21, 2017

Emoji showing fish eating plastic in the ocean

Example of a Climoji

Introducing Climojis: NYU Faculty and Students Foster Conversations on Climate Change Through a New Visual Language

Article from December 11, 2017 in NYU Publications

SustainableITP—a committee of artists dedicated to addressing environmental issues at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts’ Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP)—has developed Climojis (climate change + emojis = climojis) to amplify conversations and inspire action on climate change.

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Coverage in the Huffington Post:

Hot Gift of the Year #2017

December 19, 2017

by Sarah Finnie Robinson

A new set of emojis about climate change has been released by a team of NYU students and their professor. The “climojis” depict various forms of climate impact, all of which are unfortunately familiar by now – trash, smog, a fish with swallowed plastic bottle, a tree on fire, a house on fire, flooding, drought. Et cetera.

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"Feel Like the World is Ending? Climate Change Emoji Are Here to Help"

by Sydney Pereira, January 12, 2018

Newsweek article

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"These Climate Change Emojis Are Peak 2018"

by Yessenia Funes, January 11, 2018

Earther.com blog