We're starting a new series of podcast exploring issues around death, dying and digital. In this first edition I talk to two key researchers (and Bounce Works advisors) about the growing field of death and digital legacy.
“Life is important and significant because it is finite, and because at some point there is an end to the relationship and that can’t be looked back on. And having something that repeats or rejuvenates it may be good for a while and help the grieving process but at the end people die and we have to do something with our ongoing experience of life.” – Morna O’Connor
Paula is a doctoral candidate studying the way people intentionally curate a digital presence for after they die. Her Online After Death project is looking at websites that enable users to plan and prepare their online communication after their death.
Morna is a doctoral candidate researching digital-age bereavement at the University of Nottingham, UK. Her project, The Digital Memories Study, is exploring the experience of being bereaved of a person who has left behind digital traces.