Listen to a discussion about digital death with artist Oreet Ashery, researcher Korina Giaxoglou and author Elaine Kasket, chaired by artist Audrey Samson. They will each present their research on how death, dying and mourning are experienced through digital technologies such as social media.
Giaxoglou will talk about the promises and limits of social media for sharing stories of dying, death and mourning online with and for networked audiences.
Kasket’s research looks at the problems of digital afterlife and how corporations such as Facebook make decisions that impact millions of people’s experiences of loss and mourning.
Ashery will explore these issues and discuss her film ‘Revisiting Genesis’ and her newly commissioned film ‘Dying Under Your Eyes’, which is part of the ‘Misbehaving Bodies’ exhibition. This film was made on her iPhone and explores the recent death of her father.
Samson will lead the group discussion from her ongoing research into death and digital data erasure.
There will be an opportunity for you to ask questions at the end.