Abstract - The Information Society 29(3)

Designing for Death and Apocalypse: Theodicy of Networks and Uncanny Archives

Denisa Kera

Recent design and art experiments with software, hardware, and emergent biotechnologies reflect upon the uncanny relation between death and technology and generate some unique responses to human mortality and possible apocalypse. By looking at how these projects push the limits of what is considered a proper burial, tribute, memorialization and archiving, we can better understand our individual and collective responses to mortality and explore some unexpected uses of technologies.


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