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Digital Resurrections and Advanced Grieving Technologies on the Horizon

The importance of remembering lost loved ones in a tangible way has always been a consistent part of the grieving process. Whether this involves looking through photos and emails, watching an old video or replaying their answering machine message, many people find solace in memorializing the deceased this way. However, the surge in digital technology […]

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Will vs. Living Will – what’s the difference?

There’s a lot of documentation that goes into planning for you or a loved one’s death, and sometimes the details of it are complicated to sift through…a common confusion we hear about is a will vs. a living will. Put simply, a Last Will and Testament states what will happen to your assets, property and […]

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What Happens to your Social Media accounts when you die? – Our 2018 update

A common topic discussed here on the Digital Beyond is people’s digital legacies…what we knowingly leave behind, and what we, well, unknowingly leave. With social media’s presence only growing in recent years it has become more commonplace to question what happens to your social media accounts when you die. While we covered this topic in […]

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Do You Have Digital Liabilities?

By Daniel Tannenbaum The growth of the Internet has brought about a lot of new terms associated with digital and death. This includes things like memory giving, digital assets and digital legacy. One thing that is not commonly discussed is the role of digital liabilities. For instance, we all have a lot of regular standing orders, […]

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Digital Legacy Design Project

Recently Leonie Fischer (leonifischer.com) contacted me about her design project, Necropolis. In her words: Necropolis is a memorial object for ourdigital presence after we have passed away. An algorithm transforms the Facebook activity of a person into light signals. These are transferred into small LED lights which then blink in an individual rhythm. The light is built […]

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