A Networked Self and Birth, Life, Death

by Zizi Papacharissi
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Publisher: Taylor and Francis

Series: A Networked Self

Publication Date: July 20, 2018

ISBN: 9781351784115

Binding: Kobo eBook

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We are born, live, and die with technologies. This book is about the role technology plays in sustaining narratives of living, dying, and coming to be. Contributing authors examine how technologies connect, disrupt, or help us reorganize ways of parenting and nurturing life. They further consider how technology sustains our ways of thinking and being, hopefully reconciling the distance between who we are and who we aspire to be. Finally, they address the role technology plays in helping us come to terms with death, looking at technologically enhanced memorials, online rituals of mourning, and patterns of grief enabled through technology. Ultimately, this volume is about using technology to reimagine the art of life.