Can Technology Help Us Deal With Death?
The MeMo Organization, a project by Jessica Charlesworth, uses an imagined company and a series of objects to question whether technology could help soften the blow of the feelings surrounding death. Titled based on the latin phrase, memento mori, meaning, “remember that you will die” this project exhibit combines stories of life and loves loss with the objects that cause or represent the demise of the dead. Charlesworth accompanies each of the seven stories of the MeMo Organization with objects that enhance the story and make gentle the experience of mourning and loss.
With the help of technology, those depicted can practice alternative memento mori rituals. Though you are never told who the characters are, and only read a small portion of their life and death, you understand and empathize with their love and experience the intimacy they shared. As a means to the end of all life, death is undoubtedly, one facet that many fear; not as much for the loss of life for oneself, but the experience of losing one so close. The MeMo Organization provides a visualization of hope that with all technology now affords us, that the feelings that result from losing a loved one can be softened.
"Girls that posts half naked pics have no respect for themselves. Sluts."
"Can u send me nudes pls :/ Im so Hornie"
Have you lovelies pre-ordered Alexandra Crockett’s METAL CATS? It comes out in May and includes over 100 photos of Metalheads and their cats, and features members of Holy Grail, Skeletonwitch, Morbid Angel, Cattle Decapitation, Napalm Death, Municipal Waste, and a ton more.
You can pre-order here, follow them on Etsy for merch, and follow them on Facebook for more info and news on benefit shows. One is coming up on May 10th in Seattle, and May 24th in Oakland.
And the best part, a portion of proceeds go towards no-kill shelters! Go support Alexandra, she’s super sweet and super talented and it’s for an awesome cause! KITTENS!