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After Death

After we go, we continue to have impact on people’s lives – we don’t exist in isolation. How might we remember those who have died and incorporate them into our lives?

For many of us, our heritage is rooted in tradition and remembrance. How might we incorporate that into the way we – or our loved ones– are remembered? What global inspiration might we draw upon as we imagine legacies? In this Opportunity Area let’s also reflect on how practical affairs are managed after death - the physical handling of the body, the family home, pets, etc. Let’s create solutions that capture wisdom from those left and reimagine remembrance, both for those dying and those still living.

Posts from the Inspiration phase that informed this Opportunity Area:

Ambient Intelligence Recordings | Storycorps Legacy | Sara's got a Sunbeam

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A digitized new-interpretation of the urn and heirloom for the digital and always-connected generations nowadays.

A digitized new-interpretation of the urn and heirloom for the digital and always-connected generations nowadays.

Photo of Markus Emm
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A map-based app that shows all the people who have been here before. Explore the lives that have taken place where you live or travel.

A map-based app that shows all the people who have been here before. Explore the lives that have taken place where you live or travel.

Photo of Jim Rosenberg

Your digital assets and last words of love and wisdom safely delivered to your loved ones after your demise

Your digital assets and last words of love and wisdom safely delivered to your loved ones after your demise

Photo of iva keranova
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Feeling the presence of our loved one by planting a tree, watching it grow and bloom, remembering them often, knowing you are held.

Feeling the presence of our loved one by planting a tree, watching it grow and bloom, remembering them often, knowing you are held.

Photo of Joanita Pinto
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Everyone loves family stories. Imagine one day you start forgetting things, moments you have experienced with your loved ones.

Everyone loves family stories. Imagine one day you start forgetting things, moments you have experienced with your loved ones.

Photo of Jane Celma Costa
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Generating a discussion of death and grief through virtual communities and material comforts.

Generating a discussion of death and grief through virtual communities and material comforts.

Photo of Candi Cann
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At the wake, a space is set apart for capturing our connection to the deceased, the videos are edited and posted online for the living.

At the wake, a space is set apart for capturing our connection to the deceased, the videos are edited and posted online for the living.

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