Keynote: Living Digitally, Death Online Research Symposium 2015.

Moncur, W. (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Description

Synopsis: We are increasingly living out aspects of our lives digitally. But what happens when we die? In this keynote, I'll explain what I mean by a ‘digital life’, comparing it with physical and social human lifespans. I'll explore the reasons why it is so difficult to completely terminate your digital life, before describing the options for a continuing presence after physical death, both in the memories of others and as a rather more active, even vocal, digital entity. The material is based on a chapter in the forthcoming book, which also features contributions by Will Self and AS Byatt: Wendy Moncur. Forthcoming. Living Digitally. In Memory in the Twenty-first Century: Critical Perspectives from the Sciences and Arts and Humanities, Sebastian Groes (ed.). Palgrave Macmillan.
Period18 Aug 2015
Event titleDeath Online Research Symposium 2015
Event typeConference
LocationLondon, United Kingdom

Keywords

  • death
  • memorialisation
  • inheritance
  • bequest
  • Internet