Lecture 5: Stacey Pitsillides 

“Digital wisdom is made of recycled electrons that are meaningful until you pull the plug”.

On the 8th of February 2012, Stacey Pitsillides gave a lecture on Digital Death. Stacey Pitsillides introduced us to, Rest in pixel her final project for BA design. Stacey started of by communicating her research with us, Jacques Derrida. Jacques Derrida was a French philosopher, born in Algeria. His output of more than 40 published books, together with essays and public speaking. His work is also largely referred as explicit influence in architecture, music, and plastic arts, with many artists.

His widespread influence made him a well-known cultural figure, while his approach to philosophy and the purported difficulty of his work also made him a figure of some controversy. Then Stacey tell us what death feels to her and how would feel in the digital world, this is what Stacey said: “Death is a part of life and life has become digital. Our increasing digitality means that we will increasingly be forced to come ‘face to screen’ with all aspects of death online, including three distinct dimensions. In contemporary society the body has been extended and remediated through a web of technological systems. Digital Death is a field of fast growing interestand concern among academics, practitioners, entrepreneurs, the mediaand more recently, the general public.” And I agree with that because technology is like another world, and with out it life today would be harder.

Also Stacey told us technology is like a circle, a photo, my photo, our photo, our and our friends photo, our remaining network and children photos. Our ancestors photo, a photo from our past. And the circle of email.

The feeling when some one dies, hurt even on Social networking for example facebook, twitter, flickr, hi five, myspace, gmail, linked in, youtube. It’s like when the death of princess diana 1997 or Michael jackson 2009 passed away, the news spread though the social networking for weeks.

 

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