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
Related publications (4)
‘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
<jats:p>In this paper, we analyse false death announcements of public figures on social media and public responses to them. The an..
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..