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
Part of the book series: Human–Computer Interaction Series (HCIS)
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Table of contents (7 chapters)
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).
- Digital Assets and Memories
- Digital Bereavement
- Digital Identity Architecture
- Digital Identity and Death
- Post-Mortem Social Networking
- Posthumous Interaction
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)
Editors and Affiliations
Laboratory of Interactive Virtual Environments, Federal University of Mato Grasso, Cuiabá, Brazil
Laboratory of Interactive Virtual Environments, Federal University of Mato Grosso, Cuiabá, Brazil
Vinícius Carvalho Pereira
Book Title: Digital Legacy and Interaction
Book Subtitle: Post-Mortem Issues
Editors: Cristiano Maciel, Vinícius Carvalho Pereira
Series Title: Human–Computer Interaction Series
Publisher: Springer Cham
Copyright Information: Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2013
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-01630-6Published: 24 October 2013
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-34672-4Published: 23 August 2016
eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-01631-3Published: 12 October 2013
Series ISSN: 1571-5035
Series E-ISSN: 2524-4477
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XIV, 144
Number of Illustrations: 1 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour