This is (NOT) the end. Digital legacy: how not to waste what will remain

FBK Aula Grande

Fondazione Bruno Kessler - Polo delle Scienze Umane e sociali
Aula Grande

FBK Aula Grande

Fondazione Bruno Kessler - Polo delle Scienze Umane e sociali
Aula Grande

What will remain and who will take care of the countless traces we leave behind in our digital lives? This and other questions on the digital destiny of our past will be answered by philosopher and Thanatologist Davide Sisto.

Real dimension and virtual space, thanks to the persistence of our access to the net, are today overlapping and intersecting, so that it is increasingly difficult to clearly distinguish the two dimensions. We have left and continue to leave fragments of our existence on social media and various online platforms through the publication of images, texts, videos. But what will become of all this when we are no longer there?

And yet, the web has become the largest public square to celebrate remembrance or share even the private experience of mourning. Together we mourn our loved ones, together we remember our favourites. Together, in the near future, thanks to recent applications of Artificial Intelligence, we may spend a second life in virtual reality.



chair: Federico Zappini


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  • Davide Sisto
    Guest Speaker
    Davide Sisto teaches Philosophy and Ethics of Care, Cyborg Cultures and Augmented Reality at the University of Turin. He collaborates with the University of Trieste and teaches at the Master's Degree Course "Death Studies & the End of Life" at the University of Padua. He deals with digital technologies, virtual reality and cyborg culture, focusing in particular on the technological metamorphosis of death, memory and immortality. He edits, together with Marina Sozzi and Cristina Vargas, the blog 'Si può dire morte'. Among his publications: La morte si fa social (Bollati Boringhieri 2018; Mit Press 2020; Katz Editores 2022; Zigurate 2023; Passagen Verlag 2024), Ricordati di me (Bollati Boringhieri 2020; Polity Press 2021; Niin & Näin 2021; Ketebe 2024), Porcospini digitali. Vivere e mai morire online (Bollati Boringhieri 2022; Fondo de Cultura Economica 2023; Katz Editores 2023), I confini dell'umano (Il Mulino 2023); he will publish L'amico immaginario (Einaudi 2024).
  • Federico Zappini
    A curious bookseller, he works with Elisa for the bookshop Due punti in Trento, which has been living in and with the San Martino district for five years now. He uses books as a bridge between ideas and people, between the present and the future, between reality and imagination.


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