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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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Through music, let's create a gateway to spark difficult end-of-life conversations while beginning to claim ownership of our own legacy.

Through music, let's create a gateway to spark difficult end-of-life conversations while beginning to claim ownership of our own legacy.

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Let's reimagine how one's personality can live on through social media, contributing their thoughts and memories as we do today.

Let's reimagine how one's personality can live on through social media, contributing their thoughts and memories as we do today.

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A website dedicated to giving ideas to help remember and incorporate the dead in significant milestones and celebrations.

A website dedicated to giving ideas to help remember and incorporate the dead in significant milestones and celebrations.

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