Human–Computer Interaction Series

Digital Legacy and Interaction

Post-Mortem Issues

Editors: Maciel, Cristiano, Pereira, Vinícius Carvalho (Eds.)

  • The first book to address post-mortem digital legacy issues in HCI
  • Provides an interdisciplinary approach covering technical, cultural and legal aspects, relevant to designers, users and researchers
  • Explores the repercussions that may come from the development and use of emerging technologies, especially social networks and memorials
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About this book

The views of leading researchers on the emerging topic of post-mortem digital legacy and posthumous interaction are explored in this book which combines the technical, cultural and legal aspects associated with this new branch of HCI.

The technical aspects of emerging technologies, both for the web and mobile platforms, are analysed and useful information is provided for system development, requirements engineering, and data management and storage. The authors address the cultural aspects of virtual identity, ethical problems, cross-culture differences regarding memories and death, bereavement, taboos and beliefs, and the visual/verbal representations of death. The legal aspects covered include regulation, property, privacy and conflicts between international and local jurisdictions.

The coverage of Digital Legacy and Interaction: Post-Mortem Issues is relevant to the development of systems that consider the influence of death, bereavement and mortality on Human Computer Interaction. The interdisciplinary approach that guides this book is intended to foster enriching and innovative discussions amongst HCI scholars and professionals.

Cristiano Maciel and Vinícius Carvalho Pereira are researchers at LAVI (Laboratory of Interactive Virtual Environments) and professors at UFMT (Federal University of Mato Grosso, Brazil).

Reviews

From the book reviews:

“It is inherently interesting to read the reflections and research of ten scholars who address these emerging issues. Any reader will enjoy stretching her thinking while reading this collection. … The book addresses a number of interesting questions. … No special technical skills are required to profitably read and enjoy thinking about our digital life after death.” (Brad Reid, Computing Reviews, April, 2014)


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • The Fate of Digital Legacy in Software Engineers’ View: Technical and Cultural Aspects

    Maciel, Cristiano (et al.)

    Pages 1-30

  • Living with the Dead: Emergent Post-mortem Digital Curation and Creation Practices

    Gray, Selina Ellis (et al.)

    Pages 31-47

  • The Persistence of Memory Online: Digital Memorials, Fantasy, and Grief as Entertainment

    Riechers, Angela

    Pages 49-61

  • The Internet Generation and the Posthumous Interaction

    Pereira, Vinicius Carvalho (et al.)

    Pages 63-81

  • Narrating the Digital: The Evolving Memento Mori

    Pitsillides, Stacey (et al.)

    Pages 83-99

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-01631-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-01630-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $109.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-34672-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Digital Legacy and Interaction
Book Subtitle
Post-Mortem Issues
Editors
  • Cristiano Maciel
  • Vinícius Carvalho Pereira
Series Title
Human–Computer Interaction Series
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-01631-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-01631-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-01630-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34672-4
Series ISSN
1571-5035
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 144
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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