Death and Digital


BathCamp #46

3rd November 2014, 7:30 PM

Innovation Centre

Note that just this once, BathCamp will be on a Monday, and at 7.30, rather than 8.

We all know that we’ll eventually die but very few people make plans for the entirety of their assets, especially digital ones. This seminar on the post-death afterlife of digital assets will examine how individuals can manage the full spectrum of 21st century property and the challenges posed by the digital world. The speakers will address everything from management of estates to controlling a person’s post-mortem identity. Whether it’s passwords, social networking accounts, or online property, the certainty of death opens up an entirely new world for living next of kin to negotiate after a person dies.


A representative from Kings Court Trust on the legal issues surrounding death and digital assets

University of Bath Computer Science Ph.D. Postgraduate Denise Lengyel will also speak on her research regarding end of life and technology and social death

John Troyer will speak on research happening at Arnos Vale Cemetery in Bristol on the Future Cemetery