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Static glow

Static glow

Samson, Audrey and Tobias Schäfer, Mirko (2016) Static glow. In: Braidotti, Rosi and Hlavajova, Maria, (eds.) The Posthuman Glossary. Bloomsbury Press. (Submitted)

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Static Glow refers to the phenomenon by which data persists in the network long after the person it relates to is dead. Such as the so-called Facebook ‘ghost profiles’; accounts owned by the deceased that continue to appear in ‘Friends’, ‘Suggestions’, and somewhat more disturbingly, ‘Birthday reminders’.
Example: Her static glow still lingers after 4 years.

This article discusses the historical context of static glow, as well as its current and future significance.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Static glow; Datafication; Afterlife; Social media; Death online studies; Posthumous-agents; Necro-financialisation
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities
Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities > Department of Creative Professions & Digital Arts
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2017 15:44
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