Further Research

Here are some key resources to assist research on the subject of digital memorisation and the management of digital heritage

In the news:

  1. Cacciottolo, Mario, On deaths doormat, BBC News, 2 August, 2010: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-10310876
  2. Jefferies, Duncan, Preparing for the digital afterlife, the Guardian, 30 September, 2009: http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2009/sep/30/digital-afterlife-email-facebook
  3. Kwek, Glenda, Life after death…the high tech way to interact, Sydney Morning Herald, August 15, 2012: http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/life-after-death–the-high-tech-way-to-interact-20120815-247zd.html
  4. Scott, Katie, Digital rosary appeals to techie faithful, Wired, 26 November, 2009:  http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2009-11/27/digital-rosary-appeals-to-the-techie-faithful
  5. Wortham, Jenna, As Facebook users die, ghosts reach out, New York Times, 17 July, 2012: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/18/technology/18death.html

Academic books:

  1. Carroll, Evan & John Romano ‘Your digital afterlife’ New Riders, Berkeley, 2011
  2. Dijck, Jose van, Mediated memories in the digital age, Stanford University Press, Stanford, 2007.
  3. Garde-Hansen, Joanne et.al., Safe as…digital memories, Palgrave Macmillan, London, 2009.
  4. Mandrell, A & James D Sideaway, Deathscapes: Spaces for Death, Dying, Mourning, and Remembrance, Ashgate, Furnham, 2010

Academic articles:

  1. Brubaker, Jed R, et.al., ‘Grief stricken in a crowd: the language of bereavement and distress in social media, Proceeding of the Sixth International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media, June, 2012. http://www.aaai.org/ocs/index.php/ICWSM/ICWSM12/paper/view/4622/4965
  2. Brubaker, Jed R, & Janet Vertesi ‘Death and the Social Network‘ presented at CHI 2010 Workshop on HCI at the End of Life: Understanding Death, Dying, and the Digital, Atlanta, GA, USA, (2010) (.pdf). http://www.jedbrubaker.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/brubaker-vertesi-death-sns.pdf
  3. Carroll, Brian, & Katie Landry, Logging on and letting out: using online social networks to grieve and to mourn, Bulletin of Science, Technology and Society, 2010 30, 341.  http://bst.sagepub.com/content/30/5/341
  4. De Vries, Brian & Judy Rutherford, Memorialising Loved ones on the World Wide Web, OMEGA, Vol. 49(1) 5-26, 2004. (.pdf) http://www.ualberta.ca/~jennyy/PDFs/13867811.pdf
  5. Graham, C., Arnold, M., Kohn, T., & Gibbs, M. R. (2015). Gravesites and websites: a comparison of memorialisation. Visual Studies, 30(1), 37-53.
  6. Gibbs, M., Meese, J., Arnold, M., Nansen, B., & Carter, M. (2015). #Funeral and Instagram: death, social media, and platform vernacular. Information, Communication & Society, 18(3), 255-268.
  7. Hess, Aaron, In digital remembrance: vernacular memory and the rhetorical constriction of web memorials, Media, Culture & Society,  2007 29: 812. http://mcs.sagepub.com/content/29/5/812
  8. Meese, J., Nansen, B., Kohn, T., Arnold, M. & Gibbs, M. (2015) Posthumous personhood and the affordances of digital media, Mortality, 20 (4), 408-420.
  9. Marwick, Alice & Nicole B Ellison, “There isn’t Wi Fi in Heaven!” Negotiating visibility on Facebook memorial pages, Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media 56:3, 378-400 (2012). http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/hbem20
  10. Sanderson, Jimmy and Pauline Hope Cheong, Tweeting prayers and communicating grief over Michael Jackson online, Bulletin of Science, Technology, and Society, 2010, 30: 328 (.pdf) http://bst.sagepub.com/content/30/5/328