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Digital Death Day October 6th in London was a great success!
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DEATH IS A PART OF LIFE AND LIFE HAS (TO AN EXTENT) BECOME DIGITAL.
Our increasing digitality means that we will increasingly be forced to come FACE to SCREEN with the various dimensions and complexities of Digital Death.
Held in the inspiring setting of the Tropenmuseum’s exhibition Death Matters, this conference will be primarily concerned with provoking discourse around the social, cultural and practical implications of Death in the Digital world.
Thus stimulating a reconsideration of how death, mourning, memories and history are currently being augmented in our technologically mediated society.
‘We hardly know what life is how can we hope to understand death?’ -Chinese sage Confucius (fifth century BC)
IF YOU ARE A:
- Funeral Director
- Social Network Admin
- Data Systems Admin
- Product Manager
- Information Systems Researcher
- HCI Researcher
- Digital Designer
- Psychologist or Grief Counselor
- Palliative Care Specialist
- Pre-Need Sales Person
- Funeral Celebrant
- Estate Planner
- Legacy Planner
- End of Life Planner
- Solicitors and Barristers in Intellectual Property and Estate Law
- Clergy OR
- Simply an Interested Human Being
THEN THIS IS THE CONFERENCE FOR YOU!
The format will be an open space un-conference with attendees creating the agenda and proposing sessions at the start. If you have a presentation, question, answer or particular interest you can propose a session at.
QUESTION WE HOPE WILL BE RAISED BY THE EVENT:
- What does this change mean for loved ones of the departed?
- What does it mean for professionals in end of life care and post mortem services?
- How does it change the way online tools and social networks are constructed and the service providers ‘terms and conditions’?
- What are the new forms of estate and legacy planning?
- What does this mean for governments in terms of archiving, digital heritage and the collection of public records?
- What businesses are serving this ‘new’ market and what do these businesses have to offer?
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