The History Of The Emoji: VICE News Tonight On HBO

This segment originally aired on October 27 on VICE News Tonight on HBO.

The Museum of Modern Art in New York just acquired the original 176 character emoji set, from the late 90s, for its permanent collection. We interviewed one of its creators, Shigetaku Kurita, on how and why he came up with the characters, and when he knew they had taken over the world.

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