DEATH IS A PART OF LIFE AND LIFE HAS BECOME DIGITAL - Digital Death day event October 6th
Digital Death Day is a series of Unconferences which have been running twice annually since May 2010 in Europe and North America. We are very excited to be bringing this event once again to London! In the past this event has received high profile international press (such as http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8691238.stm and http://obit-mag.com/articles/life-after-death-in-digital-form )
Digital Death is the term used to describe the growing issue of what happens to your personas, ideas, feelings and accounts online after you die. This workshop is open to professionals and amateurs alike. Anyone who wants to learn, discuss, ask questions or even display a working product. Like death in the real world, Digital Death promises to be ever-present in our increasingly digital world. Despite the topics relative newness this is an issue which has already touched the lives of many people who understand its relevance, whether they themselves have experienced loss or whether it is simply through observing the multiple online tributes, RIPstatus's and memorial sites. However systems are slow to change and the companies that house our data often need the pressure of their users demands to alter current practices. We invite you to be part of that change!
This workshop aims to create a platform to reflect on and discuss some of the poignant questions of how technology is reframing our relationship to death; including the central question of what happens to your data after you die? The format will be an open space un-conference with attendees creating the agenda and proposing sessions at the start. So, if you have a presentation, question, answer or particular interest you can propose a session at the start of the conference.
Ticket price includes a light lunch and coffee/tea throughout the day!