A series of short film monologues exploring the digital afterlife will be premiering at FilmBath Festival this month.
Dust to Data: Fictional Explorations of the Digital Afterlife, looks at the impact of technology on grief, mortality and our digital legacies.
The films are the product of a partnership between Dorothy House, Kilter Theatre and students at the Universities of Bath and Bristol.
“We all have a digital footprint,” James Byron of Dorothy House says.
“Be it on social media, via music downloads, gaming avatars, voicemails, photos or email. But what happens to all of these digital touchpoints when someone dies? These films offer us an opportunity to consider the digital legacies we leave behind us when we die, and what role we can play in shaping the future of these pioneering technologies.”
The evening includes a live film debate as well as SLIDO surveys as part of the discussion around the emergence of AI immortality.
All of the responses will be gathered by Dorothy House and published to give the public a voice in the future development and regulation of such technologies.
The event takes place on 26 October 2023 at Widcombe Social Club.
For more information or to book: https://filmbath.org.uk/schedule/dust-to-data-fictional-explorations-of-the-digital-afterlife
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