Digital legacies, mourning, and remembrance

Research project on digital legacies

The digital society is often described as a data society and the Internet as a gigantic archive. But inevitably, death is still a turning point that decides what we forget and what we remember. This research project examines the meaning of digital legacies for those left behind and explores digital mourning and memory practices.

The research is conducted by Lorenz Widmaier, who is doing his doctorate at the Cyprus University of Technology. The project is part of the European training network H2020 POEM, and funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 764859.