Posthumous personhood and the affordances of digital media

@article{Meese2015PosthumousPA,
  title={Posthumous personhood and the affordances of digital media},
  author={James Meese and Bjorn Nansen and Tamar Kohn and Michael Victor Arnold and Martin R. Gibbs},
  journal={Mortality},
  year={2015},
  volume={20},
  pages={408 - 420}
}
Abstract This article identifies and outlines some of the more prominent ways that digital media can extend one’s personhood following death. We consider three examples: when the digital persona of the deceased continues to interact with the living through a human surrogate; the emergence of autonomous and semi-autonomous software enabling the dead to use social media to intervene in current events; and finally the operation of algorithmic presence services like Eterni.me, where artificial… Expand
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