THE FUTURE CEMETERY
Grant number: LP180100757 | Funding period: 2019 - 2022
This project aims to identify and critically assess the potential of innovative technologies to enhance the experience of the cemetery for an increasingly diverse, secular, and well-informed public, and to strengthen cemeteries’ community connections. It will generate knowledge about the industry’s and the public’s future-oriented desires through an interdisciplinary, collaborative, and evidence-based assessment of emerging cemetery-based technologies including mobile apps, GPS systems, drones, holography, virtual reality, green burials, and resomation. A key expected outcome is a future cemetery that makes sensitive use of technology to enhance its services to public and community, underpin..View full description
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‘Death by Twitter’: Understanding false death announcements on social media and the performance of platform cultural capital
Bjorn Nansen, Dominic O'Donnell, Michael Arnold, Tamara Kohn, Martin Gibbs
In this paper, we analyse false death announcements of public figures on social media and public responses to them. The analysis d..
Managing the consumption of death and digital media: The funeral director as market intermediary
Luke van Ryn, James Meese, Michael Arnold, Bjorn Nansen, Martin Gibbs, Tamara Kohn
A growing number of companies are offering digital products and services for use in funerals. Drawing on interdisciplinary researc..