1799 c/o Clare Cholerton


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July 19 1799 the Rosetta Stone was found by a French soldier. He was smoking when he noticed that a black slab was inscribed with writing. Something ancient, near Rosetta. 35 miles North of Alexandria.

200 years later in 1999 the first emoji was created in Japan by Shigetaka Kurita for the tablet, who was part of the team working on NTT DoCoMo's i-mode mobile Internet platform. He was wearing glasses at the time, drinking coffee.

what is hieroglyph? what is emoji? take each word, give it a phonetic sound, imagine it pixelated, that is the language of future, of space. who do you assign what to? I am a watermelon, a hotel, a tennis ball, a shrub.