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Tickets for the Afterlife

  • 33 New Bridge Street West Newcastle upon Tyne, England, NE1 United Kingdom (map)

From photos to blog posts and diary entries, technology plays a key role in curating the precious experiences and memories we collect throughout our short lives. But what happens to this data when we die? With digital technology now so embedded in our lives, how do we deal with all the material of the departed in ways that respect their legacy, but don't completely overwhelm us?

 In the future, a whole range of options may exist. From personal data embedded in physical-digital memory devices, to techno-home shrines, deletion rituals and reanimation options. You may even be able to have digital memorial tattoos and implants, employ a digital auditor and pre-record holograms. You could even set up funerals for virtual friends, or use a robotic body with personal data to recreate your personality.   

This pop-up installation will guide you through the myriad choices that exist for protecting your current and future legacy. Explore your legacy through a marketplace of speculative design artefacts; hear about the various possibilities from our experts; and collect your own set of Legacy tickets!   

Earlier Event: October 26
Day of the Dead