Digital Afterlife: Death Matters in a Digital Age

Digital Afterlife: Death Matters in a Digital Age
  • eBook:
    Digital Afterlife: Death Matters in a Digital Age
  • Author:
    Maggi Savin-Baden, Victoria Mason-Robbie
  • Edition:
    1 edition
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  • Data:
    March 31, 2020
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  • Pages:
    230 pages
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    PDF, ePUB

Book Description
Despite the range of studies into grief and mourning in relation to the digital, research to date largely focuses on the cultural practices and meanings that are played out in and through digital environments. Digital Afterlife brings together experts from diverse fields who share an interest in Digital Afterlife and the wide-ranging issues that relate to this. The book covers a variety of matters that have been neglected in other research texts, for example:
  • The legal, ethical, and philosophical conundrums of Digital Afterlife
  • The ways digital media are currently being used to expand the possibilities of commemorating the dead and managing the grief of those left behind
Our lives are shaped by and shape the creation of our Digital Afterlife as the digital has become a taken for granted aspect of human experience. This book will be of interest to undergraduates from computing, theology, business studies, philosophy, psychology, sociology, and education from all types of institutions. Secondary audiences include researchers and postgraduate researchers with an interest in the digital.
At a practical level, the cost of data storage and changing data storage systems mitigate the likelihood of our digital presence existing in perpetuity. Whether we create accidental or intentional digital memories, this has psychological consequences for ourselves and for society. Essentially, the foreverness of forever is in question.


CHAPTER 1. Perspectives on Digital Afterlife
CHAPTER 2. Social Media and Digital Afterlife
CHAPTER 3. Posthumous Digital Material: Does It ‘Live On’ in Survivors’ Accounts of Their Dead?
CHAPTER 4. The Transition from Life to the Digital Afterlife: Thanatechnology and Its Impact on Grief
CHAPTER 5. Proft and Loss: The Mortality of the Digital Immortality Platforms
CHAPTER 6. The ‘New(ish)’ Property, Informational Bodies, and Postmortality
CHAPTER 7. Digital Remains: The Users’ Perspectives
CHAPTER 8. Legal Issues in Digital Afterlife
CHAPTER 9. Building a Digital Immortal
CHAPTER 10. Philosophical Investigations into Digital Afterlife
CHAPTER 11. Postdigital Afterlife: A Philosophical Framework
CHAPTER 12. Digital Afterlife Matters

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