Publications

Books

Books by DeathTech

Kohn, T., Nansen, B., Gibbs, M. and van Ryn, L. (eds.). (2019) Residues of Death: Disposal Refigured. London: Routledge.

Arnold, M., Gibbs, M., Kohn, T.,  Meese, J. and Nansen, B. (2018) Death and Digital Media. London: Routledge.

Journal Articles

Nansen, B., Gould, H., Arnold, M. and Gibbs, M. (2021) Media, mortality and necro-technologies: Eulogies for dead media. New Media & Society. https://doi.org/10.1177/14614448211027959

Westendorp, M. and Gould, H. (2021) Re-Feminizing Death: Gender, Spirituality and Death Care in the Anthropocene. Religions 12(8):667. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel12080667

Gould, H., Arnold, M., Kohn, T., Nansen, B. and Gibbs, M. (2021) Robot death care: A study of funerary practice. International Journal of Cultural Studies 24(4): 603-621.

Gould, H., Arnold, M., Dupleix, T. and Kohn, T. (2021). ‘Stood to rest’: reorientating necrogeographies for the 21st century. Mortality. https://doi.org/10.1080/13576275.2021.1878120

Nansen, B., O’Donnell, D., Arnold, M., Gibbs, M. and Kohn, T. (2019) ‘Death by Twitter’: Understanding False Death Announcements on Social Media and the Performance of Platform Cultural Capital. First Monday 24(12).

Arnold M., Nansen B., Kohn T., Gibbs M. and Gould, H. (2019) The disposition of the destitute. Parity 32(6): 22.

Gould, H., Kohn, T. and Gibbs, M. (2018) Uploading the Ancestors: Experiments with digital Buddhist altars in contemporary JapanDeath Studies 43(7): 456-465.

van Ryn, L., Meese, J., Nansen, B., Kohn, T., Arnold, M. and Gibbs, M. (2018) Managing the consumption of death and digital media: the funeral director as market intermediary. Death Studies 43(7): 446-455.

Lambert, A., Nansen, B. and Arnold, M. (2018) Algorithmic Memorial Videos: Contextualising Automated Curation. Memory Studies 11(2): 156-171.

Nansen B., Kohn, T., Arnold M., Van Ryn L. and Gibbs, M. (2017) Social Media in the Funeral Industry: On the Digitization of Grief. Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media 61(1): 73-89.

Meese, J., Nansen, B., Kohn, T., Arnold, M. and Gibbs, M. (2015) Posthumous Personhood and the affordances of digital media. Mortality 20(4): 408-420.

Gibbs, M., Meese, J., Arnold, M., Nansen, B. and Carter, M. (2015) #Funeral and Instagram: death, social media, and platform vernacular. Information, Communication & Society 18(3): 255-268.

Graham, C., Arnold, M., Kohn, T. and Gibbs, M. R. (2015) Gravesites and websites: a comparison of memorialisation. Visual Studies 30(1): 37-53.

Meese, J., Gibbs, M., Carter, M., Arnold, M., Nansen, B. and Kohn, T. (2015) Selfies at Funerals: Mourning and Presencing on Social Media Platforms. International Journal of Communication 9(14): 1818–1831.

Graham, C., Gibbs, M. and Aceti, L. (2013) Introduction to the Special Issue on the Death, Afterlife, and Immortality of Bodies and Data.  The Information Society: An International Journal 29(3): 133–141.

Gibbs, M., Mori, M., Arnold, M. and Kohn, T. (2012) Tombstones, Uncanny Monuments and Epic Quests: Memorials in World of Warcraft. Game Studies 12(1).

Book Chapters

Gould, H. (2022) Modern Minimalism and the Magical Buddhist Art of Disposal. Buddhism and Waste: The Excess, Discard, and Afterlife of Buddhist Consumption. London: Bloomsbury, pp. 53-73.

Fordyce, R., Nansen, B., Arnold, M., Kohn, T. and Gibbs, M. (2021) ‘Automating Digital Afterlives’. Disentangling: The Geographies of Digital Disconnection. Oxford University Press, pp. 115-136.

Van Ryn, L., Nansen, B. and Gibbs, M. (2019) ‘Adapt or Die’: the funeral trade show as a site of institutional anxiety. In Kohn, T., Gibbs, M., Nansen, B, and van Ryn, L (eds.). Residues of Death: Disposal Refigured.  London: Routledge, pp. 37-51.

Hallam, E. and Kohn, T. (2019) Life in Death’s Residues, In Kohn, T., Gibbs, M., Nansen, B, and van Ryn, L (Eds.). Residues of Death: Disposal Refigured.  London: Routledge, pp 1-16.

Arnold, M. (2019) Embracing and Distancing the Materiality of Death through Cremation,  In Kohn, T., Gibbs, M., Nansen, B, and van Ryn, L (eds.). Residues of Death: Disposal Refigured.  London: Routledge, pp. 124-135.

Kohn, T., Arnold, M., Gibbs, M., Meese, J. and Nansen, B. (2018) The Social Life of the Dead and the Leisured Life of the Living Online, in Leisure and Death: Lively Encounters with Risk, Death, and Dying, edited by Kaul, A, and Skinner, J, Boulder: University of Colorado Press.

van Ryn, L., Kohn, T., Nansen, B., Arnold, M. and Gibbs, M. (2017) Researching Death Online. In L. Hjorth, H. Horst, A. Galloway, & G. Bell (Eds.), The Routledge Companion to Digital Ethnography (pp. 112-120). London: Routledge

Nansen, B., Arnold, M., Gibbs, M. and Kohn, T. (2015) Remembering Zyzz: Distributed Memories on Distributed Networks. In Hajek, A., Lohmeier C. and Pentzold C. (eds.), Memory in a Mediated World: Remembrance and Reconstruction (pp. 261-280). London: Palgrave Macmillan UK.

Nansen, B., Arnold, M., Gibbs, M. and Kohn, T. (2014) The Restless Dead in the Digital Cemetary. In Moreman, C. and Lewis, D. (eds.), Digital death: Mortality and Beyond in the Online Age. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.

Kohn, T., Gibbs, M., Arnold, M. and Nansen. B. (2012) Facebook and the Other: Administering to and Caring for the Dead Online. In Hage, G. (ed.), Responsibility. University of Melbourne Press, pp. 128–141.

Conference Papers

Arnold, M., Gould, H., Kohn, T., Nansen, B. and Allison, F. (2021) Cybernetic Funeral Systems. 2021 IEEE Conference on Norbert Wiener in the 21st Century (21CW), pp. 1-4. https://doi.org/10.1109/21CW48944.2021.9532545

Gibbs, M., Carter, M. and Mori, J. (2013) Vile Rat: Spontaneous Shrines in EVE Online. Foundations of Digital Games Conference (FDG’13), 15 May, Chania, Greece.

Bellamy, C., Arnold, M., Gibbs, M., Kohn, T. and Nansen, B. (2013) Mediating the digital hereafter: life beyond the timeline. Prato Community informatics Research Network (CIRN) Conference Oct 28–30 2013, Monash Centre, Prato Italy.

Gibbs, M., Carter, M., Arnold, M. & Nansen, B. (2013) Serenity Now bombs a World of Warcraft funeral: Negotiating the Morality, Reality and Taste of Online Gaming Practices. Proceedings of Internet Research 14.0: The 14th Annual Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR), 23–26 October 2013, Denver, USA.

Mori, J., Gibbs, M., Arnold, M. and Nansen, B. (2012) Design Considerations for After Death: Comparing the Affordances of Three Online Platforms. Proceedings of the 24th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference, Swinburne University, November 26–30. New York: ACM Press, pp. 395–404.

Public Reports

Allison, F., Arnold, M., Gibbs, M., Gould, H., Hallam, E., Holleran, S., Kohn, T. and Nansen, B. (2021) The Future Cemetery Survey 2021 [Report].

Gould, H. and Holleran, S. (2021) An Essential Service: Experiences of Australian Deathcare Workers during COVID-19 [Report].

Allison, F., Gould, H., Arnold, M., Nansen, B., Gibbs, M. and Kohn, T. (2020) The Future Cemetery Survey 2020 [Report].

Gould, H., Allison, F., Arnold, M., Nansen, B., Gibbs, M. and Kohn, T. (2019) The Future Cemetery Workshop 2019 [Report].

van der Nagel, E., Arnold, M., Nansen, B., Gibbs, M., Kohn, T., Bellamy, C. and Clark, N. (2017) Death and the Internet: Consumer issues for planning and managing digital legacies, 2nd edn, Australian Communications Consumer Action Network, Sydney.

Bellamy, C., Arnold, M., Gibbs, M., Nansen, B. and Kohn, T. (2013) Death and the Internet: Consumer issues for planning and managing digital legacies, Australian Communications Consumer Action Network, Sydney.

Gibbs M., Bellamy C.Arnold M., Nansen B. and Kohn T. (2013) Digital registers and estate planning. Retirement and Estate Planning Bulletin 16(3): 63-68.