Emojimania: What Emojis Mean for Communication and Language

In 1971 Charles K. Bliss debuted the eponymous Blissymbolics System, hoping to change the ways humans communicate. He wanted to create an international language based on visual symbols that could be used by people of all backgrounds, ages, and levels of ability. The Blissymbolics system consists of a series of carefully crafted ideograms and pictograms:

Museum Redesigned: The Cooper Hewitt Experience

There is an imposing brick mansion on Manhattan’s Upper East Side set back behind a tall fence and across the street from Central Park. The building is 116 years old, but the museum is one of the most gadget-filled I’ve been to. I visited the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum on my own one afternoon

Designer Degrees

As career opportunities change along with our rapidly transforming and increasingly interconnected world, some students have adjusted their undergraduate studies by designing their own major. Tufts offers students the opportunity to create their own major through an interdisciplinary studies (IS) program. This program allows students to opt out of the typical major and minor structure

Curated by Popular Demand

If you have visited the Museum of Fine Arts Boston in the past few years, perhaps you saw Mario Testino’s British Royal Portraits. Perhaps you wandered through rooms filled with the clothing of the Woodstock generation, pink dresses from Evelyn Lauder’s collection, or the fashion photographs of celebrity photographer Herb Ritts. These exhibitions are the

Retail as Art: A New Era of Consumer Spaces

Situated in the middle of Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue, one of the nation’s premier shopping districts, Uniqlo’s three-story, 89,000 square foot megastore boasts colossal glass windows and a distinct rainbow color scheme throughout, rendering it is as much a spectacle as a functional retail space. It is no coincidence that this flagship store shares aesthetic characteristics