Digital Afterlife

Death Matters in a Digital Age

Maggi Savin-Baden (Redaktør) ; Victoria Mason-Robbie (Redaktør)

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. Les mer
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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.


Maggi Savin-Baden is Professor of Higher Education Research at the University of Worcester. She has a strong publication record of over 50 research publications and 17 books.


Victoria Mason-Robbie is a Chartered Psychologist and an experienced lecturer having worked in the Higher Education sector for over 15 years. Her current research focuses on evaluating web-based avatars, pedagogical agents, and virtual humans.

Fakta

Innholdsfortegnelse

Acknowledgements


Editors


Contributors





Introduction


Maggi Savin-Baden and Victoria Mason-Robbie





Chapter 1 Perspectives on Digital Afterlife


Maggi Savin-Baden and Victoria Mason-Robbie





Chapter 2 Social Media and Digital Afterlife


Elaine Kasket





Chapter 3 Posthumous Digital Material: Does It 'Live On' in Survivors' Accounts of Their Dead?


Morna O'Connor





Chapter 4 The Transition from Life to the Digital Afterlife: Thanatechnology and Its Impact on Grief


Carla Sofka





Chapter 5 Profit and Loss: The Mortality of the Digital Immortality Platforms


Debra Bassett





Chapter 6 The 'New(ish)' Property, Informational Bodies, and Postmortality


Edina Harbinja





Chapter 7 Digital Remains: The Users' Perspectives


Tal Morse and Michael Birnhack





Chapter 8 Legal Issues in Digital Afterlife


Gary F. Rycroft





Chapter 9 Building a Digital Immortal


David Burden





Chapter 10 Philosophical Investigations into Digital Afterlife


John Reader





Chapter 11 Postdigital Afterlife: A Philosophical Framework


Petar Jandric





Chapter 12 Digital Afterlife Matters


Victoria Mason-Robbie and Maggi Savin-Baden





GLOSSARY


INDEX

Om forfatteren

Editor Bios





Maggi Savin-Baden is Professor of Education at the University of Worcester and has researched and evaluated staff and student experience of learning for over 20 years and gained funding in this area (Leverhulme Trust, JISC, Higher Education Academy, MoD). She has a strong publication record of over 50 research publications and 17 books which reflect her research interests on the impact of innovative learning, digital fluency, cyber-influence, pedagogical agents, qualitative research methods, and problem-based learning. In her spare time, she runs, bakes, climbs and attempts triathlons





Victoria Mason-Robbie (PhD CPsychol CSci AFBPsS FHEA) is a Chartered Psychologist with a range of research interests within the fields of Health Psychology and Education who has published widely in psycho