Browser does not support script.
Title: When the Dead are the Messengers: Practices of post-mortem digital interaction
Supervisor: Dr Shani Orgad
Paula's research project is focused on recently emerging platforms that offer to facilitate post-mortem digital interactions, enabling deceased individuals to continue to be actively present in online communicational events. Such practices are potentially challenging the modes, times and places of presence of death and the dead. In my project I seek to characterise these practices and understand their meaning by investigating three sites: the specific platforms as multimodal cultural artefacts, practices of technological design and practices of technology use.
Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR) 2016 Best Student Paper Award, for The emerging practices of the collective afterlife: multimodal analysis of websites for post-mortem digital interaction.
sociology of death;
social shaping of technology;
digital and online communication
Print or share