I am currently developing a series of creative and outreach projects exploring how developments in technology and digital culture are shaping our cultural relationship with death. This includes the platform and event series The Death Forum.
I occasionally speak at events on the topic of the future of death, and I am interested in meeting digital artists, researchers and sector professionals who hold an interest in the following:
Emerging digital mourning rituals.
The impact of the ‘digital self’ on our relationship with the dead.
The ethics of cryonic suspension and the development of the post-death preservation process as a secular death ritual.
New methods for burial and body disposal such as water cremation.
Memorial structures and sites which incorporate technology.
Wider innovation, data utilisation and the implementation of technology in palliative care and the funeral industry.