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Coping with Death and Grief Through Technology

Conference paper
Authors Ylva Hård af Segerstad
Mathias Klang
Published in Internet Research 14.0: Resistance and Appropriation, The Fourteenth International Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers
Publication year 2013
Published at The Linnaeus Centre for Research on Learning, Interaction, and Mediated Communication in Contemporary Society (LinCS)
Department of Applied Information Technology (GU)
Language en
Keywords grief, social media, technological affordances, research methods, research ethics
Subject categories Other Humanities


Grieving is a complex, and often private, process in many social settings it is associated with a great deal of depth, seriousness and somberness. Conversely our present-day mobile, digital communication technologies and platforms are most commonly seen as playful, creative and rather shallow. However, the pervasiveness of these technologies in everyday life and communication makes them useful tools in coping with grief. The goal of the papers in this panel is to explore the ways in which technologies are used to cope with death and to explore the ways in which using technologies in this way affects the process of grief.

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