An emergent framework for digital memorials

Wendy Moncur, David Kirk

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    Abstract

    Memorialization is a ubiquitous human practice, which is increasingly intersecting with our digital lives. It is becoming ever more commonplace to see discussions and examples of digital memorials in research literature, technology shows and art galleries. However, the design space for digital memorials has, to date, been little explored. In this paper, we propose an emergent framework for digital memorials, based around notions of actors, inputs, form and message. The framework is grounded in examples of current memorialization practice, and situated within a contextual understanding of memorials as an emergent digital phenomenon within a networked society. In detailing the framework we highlight features of the design space that can be exploited in the development of bespoke memorial technologies, and identify potential areas of future interest that this framework brings to the fore, such as HCI's engagement with critical concepts of the postself and temporality.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationDIS '14
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 2014 conference on Designing interactive systems
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
    Pages965-974
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)9781450329026
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 21 Jun 2014
    EventACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems - Vancouver, Canada
    Duration: 21 Jun 201425 Jun 2014
    http://www.dis2014.org/

    Conference

    ConferenceACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems
    Abbreviated titleDIS 2014
    CountryCanada
    CityVancouver
    Period21/06/1425/06/14
    Internet address

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    Keywords

    • digital inheritance
    • memorialisation

    Cite this

    Moncur, W., & Kirk, D. (2014). An emergent framework for digital memorials. In DIS '14: Proceedings of the 2014 conference on Designing interactive systems (pp. 965-974). New York: Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/2598510.2598516
    Moncur, Wendy ; Kirk, David . / An emergent framework for digital memorials. DIS '14: Proceedings of the 2014 conference on Designing interactive systems . New York : Association for Computing Machinery, 2014. pp. 965-974
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    Moncur W, Kirk D. An emergent framework for digital memorials. In DIS '14: Proceedings of the 2014 conference on Designing interactive systems . New York: Association for Computing Machinery. 2014. p. 965-974 https://doi.org/10.1145/2598510.2598516