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Thu 31 Jan 2019 18:30


Death in the Digital Age: A Fulbright - National Geographic Digital Storytelling Project

Join us for this special evening talk as we hear from, Katie Thornton. Katie has been spending time with us as part of her Fulbright - National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship, exploring: Death in the Digital Age.

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Katie Thornton Fulbright National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellow

Katie Thornton

Fulbright - National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellow from the US. In the UK and Singapore to produce "Death in the Digital Age," a podcast and multimedia project at the intersection of land use, memory, and technology.

Katie Thornton is a cemetery historian, writer, and radio journalist from the US. She was recently selected as one of five recipients of the Fulbright - National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship, and is spending this year in England and Singapore to produce the multimedia and podcast project "Death in the Digital Age." Her research explores how and where we remember the dead when the "traditional" English cemetery is ecologically unsustainable and, perhaps, culturally irrelevant--our world is increasingly urban, urban land is increasingly limited, our cities are diverse in cultures and desires, and we now have countless ways to digitally document and preserve our memories of the dead. Katie uses writing and audio to tell stories at the intersections of land use, human memory, and technology.

In this evening presentation, Katie will talk about her current research, show examples of her work from around England, and discuss forthcoming Death in the Digital Age stories and podcasts. She is also eager to hear from you about your experiences with death in the digital age, and to answer questions about the project.

Book your free ticket here.

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