Department of Social & Policy Sciences

John Troyer discusses the future of cemeteries at TEDx event

Mon Oct 29 16:21:00 GMT 2012

Dr John Troyer delivered a talk about the future of death, dead bodies and cemeteries at the Technology, Entertainment, and Design (TEDx) event in Bristol on September 15, 2012.

The theme of the event was Future Shock, in which John discussed ‘Future Death, Future Dead Bodies, and Future Cemeteries’.

Dr Troyer research’s research is centred on death, dying, the dead body and technology, and he is also leading the Future Cemetery project in Bristol.

Much of the research Dr Troyer covered in his presentation is detailed in the forthcoming book, 'Technologies of the Human Corpse' and will be available in 2013 (published by the University of North Carolina Press).

Dr Troyer will also be speaking at the upcoming South by Southwest Interactive Media festival in Austin, Texas about the Future Cemetery.

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