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Dying Tomorrow: The Future of Death & Mourning

Today, information about our lives can be packaged, transmitted, and analyzed like never before. Our social media profiles create digital twins. Big data and machine learning could someday create algorithms that understand us even more intimately than loved ones, or ourselves. As the traces of our lives are measured, tracked, and simulated to lead digital lives of their own, we ask: what will it mean to die tomorrow?

For our Dying Tomorrow workshop, swissnex San Francisco will convene experts from design, health, technology, and research to examine the emergent future of death and grieving in the digital age. Beginning with inspiration talks from experts in the field, we will embrace collaborative design exercises to imagine the creation of new rituals, technologies, and industry practices. Together, we will imagine new futures for loss and grieving, with participants developing provocative, thoughtful, and even playful concepts that could transform ideas for the end of life.

The daylong symposium ends with a public event with two expert panels and dance performances by KineTech Arts, examining the changing relationship between our bodies, our minds, and our data: from the influence of surveillance technology to our emotional manipulation by informed machines.

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Saturday, 11/09/19

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$10 - $15

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swissnex San Francisco

The Embarcadero
Pier 17, Suite 800
San Francisco, CA 94111

Website: Click to Visit