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Static glow

Static glow

Samson, Audrey and Tobias Schäfer, Mirko (2018) Static glow. In: Braidotti, Rosi and Hlavajova, Maria, (eds.) The Posthuman Glossary. Theory in the New Humanities . Bloomsbury Press, London, UK, pp. 407-410. ISBN 978-1350030244

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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
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > School of Design (DES)
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2019 15:45

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