Illustration for article titled A Visit To TwitchCons Emote Museum

Some emotes have been used to cause significantly more trouble than others, but there’s no denying that they are a pillar of Twitch culture. As part of this year’s TwitchCon in San Jose, California, Twitch has enshrined them in a faux-museum display.

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To my knowledge, this is the first museum to ever require a meme translation guide. Then again, what is art if not a series of inscrutable emotes hurled into the churning Twitch chat of history?

Kotaku senior reporter. Beats: Twitch, streaming, PC gaming. Writing a book about streamers tentatively titled "STREAMERS" to be published by Atria/Simon & Schuster in the future.

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