Black Box, A Concept Design: Grief Work And The Digitized Self

Monday 1 October 2018
Organisers or author: 
Hope Kerkhoff, Collin Pfender, Sheng Jiang

Design case.

Death is the end of us all. Yet, the identity of the dead lives on in the possessions they leave behind. Traditionally, it is the responsibility of the bereaved to sort through the deceased’s belongings. This responsibility has been complicated by the digital age, leaving the remains of our digital self on social media, our devices, and more. To probe cultural narratives of grief work and letting go, we have designed a conceptual artifact called Black Box.