Death on the Internet: The Rise of Livestreaming Funerals

Wendy Moncur (Interviewee)

    Activity: Other activity typesPublic engagement and outreach - media article or participation

    Description

    Moncur was interviewed and quoted by The Atlantic, a US-based intellectual magazine which "advances bold ideas on the urgent issues of our time. Since its inception in 1857, it has evolved into a multi-media must-read, illuminating fresh thinking on politics, business, technology, entertainment, and culture. It stirs vital national conversations through groundbreaking perspectives and a distinctively unbiased approach." The article focusses on digital innovation in funerals, through webcasting. As family members live farther apart, more people are saying goodbye via webcam. Wendy Moncur is quoted on the ways in which the internet serves to deqequestrate death ( ie - bring it out into the open more, making it a less taboo subject).
    Period15 Dec 2014

    Keywords

    • digital
    • funeral
    • socio-digital interaction