Digital legacy: Designing with things

Pitsillides, Stacey (2019) Digital legacy: Designing with things. Death Studies, 43 (7). pp. 426-434. ISSN 0748-1187

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This paper explores how theories of things can create new forms of agency for the dead. It considers how meaning is constructed through the use or translation of our diverse collections and environments online. These memorials and rituals offer a plurality of narratives, experiences and esthetics, which have the potential to give a wider scope for constructing a durable biography after death. The paper draws conceptual links between digital and physical materials and aims to expand interdisciplinary discourse around the way design can create new forms of legacy through rethinking the role of digital things in our lives.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: design, digital legacy, things, agency, narrative
Subjects: C800 Psychology
W200 Design studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Design
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2019 11:50
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2019 15:16

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