Death is a part of life and life has (to an extent) become digital.
This un-conference will be primarily concerned with provoking discourse around the social, cultural and practical implications of Death in the Digital World. Thus stimulating a reconsideration of how death, mourning, memories and history are currently being augmented in our technologically mediated society.
The archiving, networking and post mortem engagement of 'digital remains' leads us to consider what place digital information has in our lives legally, sentimentally and historically.
If you are a:
Social Network Admin
Data Systems Admin
Information Systems Researcher
Psychologist or Grief Counselor
Palliative Care Specialist
Pre-Need Sales Person
End of Life Planner
Solicitors and Barristers in Intellectual Property and Estate Law
Or Simply an Interested Human Being
Then this is the conference for you. The format will be an open space un-conference with attendees creating the agenda and proposing sessions at the start. If you have a presentation, question, answer or particular interest you can propose a session at the start of the conference.
The first digital death day took place in Mountain View California on the 20th of May 2010 and was a great success! It drew together a range of leaders in various fields all related to digital death who engaged in in-depth self-organized conversations. The conference also received a high caliber of online media press coverage, including: