What happens to our digital estate after we die? Who should have control of our email accounts, social media profiles and online identities? Did you know that social networks will release our data more easily to authorities that request it than to our loved ones? Have you created a digital will to determine who should have access to your information?
But, more importantly, do you want to continue 'living' after your physical death?
It turns out that we don't have much of a choice in the matter and that complete digital death may be more difficult to achieve than we think.
This talk is an exploration of the state of death in the digital era and a conversation around the rights that surround and are affected by our participation in social networks, in addition to the more personal challenges we face when we lose someone who continues to live on our digital timelines.
Video of the talk after the last slide.
The Gulbenkian Theater — University of Kent, Canterbury
18th October 2014