Data Funerals – A design fiction exploration on speculative rituals for lost data
Initially, the concept of a Data Funeral sounds like something out of a bad 1980s sci-fi movie. But if you really think about it, it starts to make more and more sense. Read more about Data Funerals here.
If we are about to become this digital civilisation as it has been commonly stated, and if funerals are considered by anthropologists one of the foundations of a civilisation, we may have to imagine funerals for our precious data. However, do we value our data enough to grant funerals for these once-beloved traces of our life when they are gone? And are they even gone?
Data Funerals explore and question our relation to the fragility of data, be they personal or not, through a design fiction work. This series of speculative rituals and near-future scenarios explore how we could – today and tomorrow – predict, conjure, grieve, mourn, remember the disappearance of our data and the decay of their silicium bodies.
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