Journal article

Poets and blacksmiths: Implications for global memorialization using digital technology

J Mori, S Howard, M Gibbs

Interactions (New York): new visions of human-computer interactions | ACM | Published : 2011

Abstract

Memorialization allows people to grieve and provides a way to commemorate the past. Global memorials extend beyond the local communities, allowing a wider audience to participate. Website memorials and online social networking sites have been created for the Black Saturday bushfires, allowing people to post messages from around the world. Place is an important attribute of many of the commemorative activities we documented. As mentioned, the Poetry Tree is located on the road leading directly into the town of Strathewen. One resident commented that she would wave to the photos of the deceased on the tree as she drove past each day, perhaps not unlike how she might wave to passing neighbors. ..

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