Hi there, I am a PhD candidate at the University of Warwick. My research is looking at how the Internet is offering people the ability to become digitally immortal through the creation of blogs, vlogs and digital memory creation.
The fact that we are all going to die is an undisputable reality of the human condition. Whilst the beginning of our lives are celebrated, discussed and chronicled, death and dying have become medicalized, sanitized and whispered about in many Western cultures.
New technologies such as smart phones are rapidly becoming part of people’s everyday routines. However, some people are using these technologies to deal with issues of death, dying and grieving.
I am interested in people who are creating these digital memories in the hope they will be read or viewed by future generations. I am also researching people who have 'inherited' digital memories following the loss of a loved one.