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Future Death Circa 1990: Night 4 of Tales from the Celluloid Coffin, A Death-themed Series of Screenings

August 25, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

A death-themed series of screenings curated by Morbid Anatomy Scholar in Residence John Troyer, Ph.D., Centre for Death and Society, University of Bath
Date: Monday, August 25
Admission: $5 (Tickets here) 

Tonight is the third night of “Tales from the Celluloid Coffin”: A death-themed series of screenings curated by scholar in residence John Troyer, Ph.D., Centre for Death and Society, University of Bath.

In tonight’s offering:
The future of human death seems increasingly bound to digital technology and the internet. Understanding these implications is both practical and futuristic, in ways that make many people uncomfortable. But how did our long ago relatives in the early 1990s imagine what death on the web might be like? And how do concepts of future internet technology potentially shape what ‘being dead’ will mean in the near future if and when an individual’s social media accounts recreate that person after they die?

Tales from the Celluloid Coffin 
In this series of films and television programs taking place over four Mondays (August 4 – 25), Morbid Anatomy Scholar in Residence John Troyer will demonstrate how differently (and creatively) death, dying, and the dead body can be discussed when moving away from traditional story lines. These films and television shows represent very original approaches to thinking about modern death.

Dr. John Troyer is the Deputy Director of the Centre for Death and Society at the University of Bath. His interdisciplinary research focuses on contemporary memorialization practices, concepts of spatial historiography, and the dead body’s relationship with technology. Dr. Troyer is also a theatre director and installation artist with extensive experience in site-specific performance across the United States and Europe. He is a co-founder of the Death Reference Desk website (http://www.deathreferencedesk.org), the Future Cemetery Project (http://www.futurecemetery.com) and a frequent commentator for the BBC. His forthcoming book, Technologies of the Human Corpse (published by the University of North Carolina Press), will appear in 2015.

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Please note: refunds issued only if event is cancelled.

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Date:
August 25, 2014
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8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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