Digital Afterlife

We're starting a new series of podcast exploring issues around death, dying and digital. In this first edition I talk to two key researchers (and Bounce Works advisors) about the growing field of death and digital legacy.

“Life is important and significant because it is finite, and because at some point there is an end to the relationship and that can’t be looked back on. And having something that repeats or rejuvenates it may be good for a while and help the grieving process but at the end people die and we have to do something with our ongoing experience of life.” – Morna O’Connor

Profile photo of Paula Kiel

Paula Kiel

Paula is a doctoral candidate studying the way people intentionally curate a digital presence for after they die. Her Online After Death project is looking at websites that enable users to plan and prepare their online communication after their death.

Profile photo of Morna O'Connor

Morna O'Connor

Morna is a doctoral candidate researching digital-age bereavement at the University of Nottingham, UK. Her project, The Digital Memories Study, is exploring the experience of being bereaved of a person who has left behind digital traces.

How can I help?

Donate

You donation will help us provide Apart of Me to as many people as possible. Make a contribution, securely via MyDonate.

Apart of Me is a restricted fund under auspices of Prism the Gift Fund, reg. charity 1099682

Volunteer

We're always grateful to have volunteers who can help us with our mission. If you have skills in fundraising, marketing, UX or games development or if you think you can help us in anyway please visit our volunteering page.

Tell us your stories

We're actively looking for people who are happy to share their stories of loss or bereavement, particularly if it relates to loss of a parent or sibling at a young age.

We are building a library of stories which will be available and searchable from within our app, share your story to find out more.

Spread the word

You can help a lot by promoting our campaign by sharing it with your friends on social media or any other way you see fit!