May 30, 2012
A video camera, audio files and blogging software all helped Diane DiResta handle the recent deaths of loved ones.
When her 91-year-old aunt passed away in 2010, DiResta videotaped the eulogies to create a record of the moving words spoken. She wasn’t ready to talk about her aunt at the service, so she used AudioAcrobat to record her thoughts, then e-mailed that audio file to close family.
After a cherished 89-year-old uncle died in Las Vegas in February — and there was no service or Mass to follow — the New York City resident again turned to technology.
“Since there was no way for the family to share his life and express their grief together, I created a blog,” she says. “I added pictures, and family members were able to post their memories of him.”
This is Mourning 2.0. Technological advances have dramatically altered how we grieve for and memorialize the dead.
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