The Art of Dying in a Digital World: How Death is Represented in Digital Art

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https://doi.org/10.5753/jis.2024.3818

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Digital Art, Death, Information Technology, Human-Computer Interaction

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With the rise of computing, human rituals and cultural practices have increasingly interwoven with digital technologies. In this milieu, the cultural facets of death and art are particularly noteworthy. The realm of art has undergone a seismic shift due to computing, developing new artistic forms and enhancing the reach of older forms. Concurrently, aspects of death are now integrated into digital technologies, manifesting in unique ways such as the retention of data from the deceased, digital expressions of grief, online memorials, and the like. In light of this, our fundamental, qualitative, and exploratory study endeavors to map out and discuss digital art pieces that delve into themes of death, mourning, and digital afterlife. In doing so, we probe the intersection of art, death, and technology. Our findings delineate the primary methodologies and technologies employed in digital art centered around death, and the nuanced modalities through which this subject is portrayed in digital media.

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2024-03-18

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CORREIA, G. A.; PEREIRA, V. C.; TREVISAN, D.; MACIEL, C. The Art of Dying in a Digital World: How Death is Represented in Digital Art. Journal on Interactive Systems, Porto Alegre, RS, v. 15, n. 1, p. 252–264, 2024. DOI: 10.5753/jis.2024.3818. Disponível em: https://sol.sbc.org.br/journals/index.php/jis/article/view/3818. Acesso em: 24 apr. 2024.

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