Multimedia graves and Interactive memory

What happens to your profiles and your data when you kick the bucket. The transformation of memory.

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Every morning you wake up, you log on to your favorite social medium: Facebook, Instagram or any other and scroll through the lives of other people.

Huh, this one went to the beach with her dog (heart it), this guy posted a photo of himself with two models in the club (wow, he deserves it), and this third one is revolting through his keyboard (a relish, on it’s own right, share an angry face to assist to the revolution yourself).

Almost every aspect of human behavior parades before your eyes as your scroll between profiles.

Imagine all this “scenery”, like an actual scenery. Much like the famous “Garden of earthly delights” painting by Hieronymus Bosch: Some people do this over here, a little over there someone else is doing something different, like a panorama of (Hieronymus’) Paradise Lost. Of course, some art historians of the 20th century, do not consider the painting to be a panorama, but rather a moral warning, but for the purposes of this article we will leave this aside. Not that it wouldn’t serve any purpose, but for the time being let’s stick to the characterization given by author Peter Beagle that talks of “a place full of the intoxicating air of total freedom”. A garden of free expression and experience, let’s say.

Imagine now something else. That you are strolling around the garden and between the living, now and then you catch a glimpse of the dead as well. Creepy?

Now take a look at the “social” version of the painting (I have kept only the central panel). Maybe you can see some cross signs (+). Please forgive my sacrilegious interference.

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