Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Fare thee well, digital shadow - An update

My interview with BBC 4 Radio’s Jolyon Jenkins aired last night in the UK in part 3 of a 3-part series called Out of the Ordinary. It is here as a podcast. I come on at 25:00, but listen to the whole thing. It’s interesting.

Now, here is the backstory:
Back in September 2012 I posted an essay about my experience with Amy’s email and other online artifacts. A BBC researcher found the essay through an online search and contacted me via email. She was researching for a story on digital legacies. I had a pre-interview via skype, then the real interview with Mr. Jenkins on February 1, 2013 at the BBC office on M Street in Washington, DC.

It’s interesting to think about the original essay and musing on Amy’s after death existence in the digital world slowly disappearing only now to have it live on, in some way, in the BBC archives.

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