Researching Issue and Library Exploration

Critical research/academic book:


Hosley, William. The Japan Idea: Art and Life in Victorian America ; Wadsworth Atheneum,         Hartford, Connecticut (21.10. – 30.12.1990). Hartford, CT: Wadsworth Atheneum, 1990.

The contents in this book cover American taste and the art of Japan. This book also covers topics such as japan in the artist’s eye and how American industry responds to the Japanese style.

This relates to my topic issue because I am discussing how “emojis” originated in japan and now every i-phone user in America uses them on a daily basis.




Mullally, Una. “… On Emojis.” Irish Times(Dublin), May 28, 2016, Saturday Magazine sec. May 28, 2016. Accessed March 13, 2018.      w/1792098462?accountid=12261.

This newspaper article is discussing the importance of how emoji use is deroding human emotions and gestures. Also how visual communication is destroying verbal and written communication.

This is important to my topic because to use examples for ways communication through cultures is becoming less traditional, I need to speak about how visual communication is destroying verbal communication.

Chapter from Critical Research Book:


Poindexter, Paula M. , ed. “Book Review.” In Visual Intelligence : Perception, Image, and Manipulation in Visual Communication, 887-910. Vol. 74. Journal Journalism and Mass        Communication Quarterly, 1998. Accessed March 13, 2018.  16.


This chapter reviews the book speaking of mass communication in Japan, and Visual culture and intelligence. For example, it says “how imagery can be manipulated to shape a persons worldview and behavior” (909).

This is important to my writing because I need information on identity and community in cyber society and that is exactly what this review is about.

Archive Source:

Thumim, Nancy. Self-Representation and Digital Culture. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan           Limited, 2014.

This book has chapters of self representation online as well as digital culture and genre. This book will speak of using media as self representation also cultural mediation.

This will be important for my research because I am studying the cultural mediation of emoji use as well as representation of self using visual aspects.

Alicia is a Parsons student studying Integrated Design.

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