The Digital Afterlife

Rebecca Blum


While we can’t know where we go when we die, we do know our virtual lives can continue on long after we’re gone. Design strategist Rebecca Blum offers insight into how social media and emerging technologies can shape a person’s digital afterlife and what this means for those mourning a loss.

About the speaker(s)

Rebecca Blum is a user experience researcher focused on crafting thoughtful digital and digital-physical experiences. Her personal research on death in the digital age has attracted speaking engagements at SXSW Interactive and San Francisco Design Week. She will be teaching “Designing for Death” at the Stanford in 2019. Rebecca holds an MBA from the Yale School of Management and has published on technology and design in VentureBeat, Fast Company, and Business Insider. She is currently a Senior Researcher at Lyft. 

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