Ninety-six shades of emotion in today’s age of emojis
The hullabaloo on TV over a young woman’s alleged role in an actor’s shortened life makes one wonder why facial expressions, or a lack thereof, are taken so easily as signifiers of ‘guilt’
I watch in awe the benumbing spectacle of people feeding voyeuristically off what has taken over “Prime Time" news. As TV channels play out an interview with the “prime suspect" in the alleged homicide/suicide of a popular young actor, and one gets intimate details of a relationship gone wrong, my mind is in a whirl. I am not so bothered by the presence (or lack thereof) of “evidence" that may incriminate the young woman on our screens. Rather, I wonder how human beings can respond to faces and emotions portrayed as indicators of guilt or otherwise, and mentally condemn them.