Obituary

EP 48 - Sending - "I Love You To The Future" with GabrielsVault

EP 48 - Sending - "I Love You To The Future" with GabrielsVault

If you could send a letter to your great-grandchildren, what would you say?

The idea of leaving messages for our loved ones is not new; it's probably as old as writing. Today using digital platforms we can create, store and send messages to the future simply and quickly.

If you could post an "I Love You" to the future who would you write to, what would you say and when would you want it delivered?

You can do that with GabrielsVault, a generational message platform.

EP 47 - What Is The Soundtrack To Your Life? www.mylastsoundtrack.com

EP 47 - What Is The Soundtrack To Your Life? www.mylastsoundtrack.com

What is the soundtrack to your life? Using this new life story curation website, you can now list and share the song and memories that make your life memorable using www.mylastsoundtrack.com

It's the coolest place on the web to craft your legacy and it's driven by music!

EP 44 - How Do You Deal With Life When The Dead Speak Back? with Paula Kiel

EP 44 - How Do You Deal With Life When The Dead Speak Back? with Paula Kiel

Paula Kiel is a PhD candidate in the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK.  She is thinking and researching how contemporary media blur boundaries and challenges established categories such as local and global or presence and absence - and even life and death. Her curiosity with these issues brought her to consider how digital media is involved in death-related practices (such as public mourning and memorialisation) today.

EP 37 - Qeepr - Ensuring A Loved One's Legacy Lives On(line) Forever.

EP 37 - Qeepr - Ensuring A Loved One's Legacy Lives On(line) Forever.

Qeepr - Ensuring A Loved One's Legacy Lives On(line) Forever.

The Qeepr Team has created an interactive story-telling platform that allows you to fill in the “dash” of your life or a loved one with memories, messages, photos, smiles and laughter. You now have the ability to become a Qeepr to preserve and share the legacy of your predecessors. Qeepr is a social media site dedicated to memorialising the lives of the departed with the aid of modern technology.

EP 36 - Apart of Me - A Safe Virtual Place To Help Families Through Grief

EP 36 - Apart of Me - A Safe Virtual Place To Help Families Through Grief

Bounce Works have created an interactive game to help families cope with life limiting illness, death and grief. Apart of Me is a safe virtual space that helps families find their way through grief. Apart of Me is based on the research that shows talking with children openly and honestly but in an age-sensitive way about death and dying can prevent them from developing entrenched, complex feelings around their loss. Apart of Me helps families by developing emotional literacy and wisdom around death. It helps by curating a secure digital memory box of your loved one. Also, it helps by finding and connecting with other people in similar situations, a way to not feel alone in a difficult situation. In its prototype form, Apart of Me is launching its next phase through an IndieGoGo launch.

EP35 - Live - Prepare - Remember with Memorialize Me

EP35 - Live - Prepare - Remember with Memorialize Me

Live - Prepare - Remember with Memorialize Me

We have all been touched by the passing of someone we care about deeply. These experiences have highlighted how difficult and painful this can be for those left to mourn and grieve. Memorialize Me aims to help our users better prepare themselves and their loved ones for their inevitable passing. You can use MemorializeMe on your computer or download the free iPhone app to use your account wherever you are. Memorialize Me also provides a wealth of in depth, timely, and relevant death care related information to their user community. They provide applications, tools and reference materials to those in need of death care related services.

EP29 - How To Write An Online Obituary with Melissa Jayne Kinsey

EP29 - How To Write An Online Obituary with Melissa Jayne Kinsey

Who Says a Good Obituary Has to Be Dull?

 The traditional obituary is a gloomy collection of dry facts and chilly clichés. The internet has swept away space restrictions and made newspaper deadlines irrelevant. Social media has encouraged us to swap stories and celebrate our loved ones’ lives. Why should today’s tributes rely on the same dull script we followed 30 years ago? It’s time for the old-school obituary to slip into something more contemporary.

How To Write An Online Obituary is a new book just published by Melissa Jayne Kinsey. In the book she shows step by step how to write a fresh, original tribute and create a memorable virtual memorial featuring photos, videos, and music.