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The World's First 'livINFOGRAPHIC' (the living-Infographic)

The World's First 'livINFOGRAPHIC' (the living-Infographic)

Press Releases   •   May 21, 2014 11:21 BST

Over the last few years Infographics have become an extremely effective way to tell stories using data. Infographics are (in short) graphical representations of datasets. DeadSocial have taken this idea one step further and created a 'LivInfographic'. This 'living-infographic' used (near) realtime data from the 'Digital Death Report 2014' and was updated accordingly in the space during the week.

DeadSocial were accepted into Google’s ‘Launchpad’. This is what happened….

DeadSocial were accepted into Google’s ‘Launchpad’. This is what happened….

Press Releases   •   May 15, 2014 02:32 BST

DeadSocial were recently referred to Google’s ‘Launchpad’ programme by the wonderful folks at ‘Healthbox Europe’. We applied and were lucky enough to be accepted. Along with 10 (or so) other innovative startups we worked intensively. This is a review of what happened.

The Digital Death Survey 2014 is Released

The Digital Death Survey 2014 is Released

Press Releases   •   May 14, 2014 10:42 BST

DeadSocial have launched the Digital Death Survey 2014. It addresses death and grieving in today's online and connected world. The results from this short survey will be made into a public report and be free to access.

DeadSocial’s ‘Dying Matters Awareness Week Pop-up Shop’ Returns To London

DeadSocial’s ‘Dying Matters Awareness Week Pop-up Shop’ Returns To London

Press Releases   •   Apr 21, 2014 07:40 BST

DeadSocial will be running the ‘Dying Matters Awareness Week Pop-Up shop’ in London. During the week a series of events, workshops and meetups will occur. The 'You only die once' art exhibition will run over the course of the week and include an interactive 'end of life art installation'. All of the events are free and the general public and Healthcare professionals are invited to come along.

'Post-Death control of Digital Assets'. A CDAS Seminar at the University of Bath

'Post-Death control of Digital Assets'. A CDAS Seminar at the University of Bath

Blog posts   •   Jan 02, 2014 21:40 GMT

James Norris (CEO, DeadSocial) will explore how physical assets are heavily intertwined with death, mourning and the rituals behind grieving on the 21st February at the University of Bath. Assets are often used as a way for the living to feel connected to the deceased and to bridge a gap between life and death.

'Mindings, & how Mother became the inspiration'. - Stuart Arnott, ahead of his Social Media Week 2013 Presentation

'Mindings, & how Mother became the inspiration'. - Stuart Arnott, ahead of his Social Media Week 2013 Presentation

Blog posts   •   Sep 23, 2013 11:54 BST

Stuart founded Mindings Tablet Application to help those suffering from dementia and loneliness. During 'Death, Digital Demise, Community & Digital Legacy' Stuart will probe why technology is often overlooked as a way to combat loneliness, dementia and end of life care.

What we can learn from 'A Game of Thrones' when planning our own Funeral

What we can learn from 'A Game of Thrones' when planning our own Funeral

Blog posts   •   Sep 06, 2013 06:35 BST

Planning your funeral is often a hard thing to comprehend especially whilst healthy. However, when someone unexpectedly passes away arranging a funeral in keeping with the deceased's wishes is often made more stressful when things haven't been documented. Here are a few lessons learn't from the fictional TV series 'A Game of Thrones'.

Social Media Week Preview: Where does the self begin and end?

Social Media Week Preview: Where does the self begin and end?

Blog posts   •   Sep 05, 2013 14:50 BST

This post was written by Dr. Aaron Balick ahead of Social Media Week 2013. Dr. Aaron Balick is a UKCP registered psychotherapist providing one-to-one psychotherapy, supervision, consultation and other related services located in Clerkenwell, London. Aaron will be speaking at the Social Media Week event 'Death, Digital Demise, Community & Digital Legacy'

Social Media Week: Death, Digital Demise, Community & Digital Legacy

Social Media Week: Death, Digital Demise, Community & Digital Legacy

Press Releases   •   Sep 02, 2013 06:30 BST

Death, Digital Demise, Community & Digital Legacy’ is an event hosted by DeadSocial and taking place for Social Media Week, London 2013. It aims to explore society’s changing attitudes and behaviour in relation to ‘end of life’ and mourning. It will be examined from the context of todays’ connected world from a number of differing perspectives.

DeadSocial Shortlisted For The 'Best Internet Bereavement Resource Award' At The Good Funeral Awards

DeadSocial Shortlisted For The 'Best Internet Bereavement Resource Award' At The Good Funeral Awards

Press Releases   •   Aug 14, 2013 06:50 BST

The judging panel for the Good Funeral Awards sifted through more than 600 nominations for this year’s Good Funeral Awards. DeadSocial are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for an award. We would like to thank the person(s) who put us forward for this very prestigious award and for The Good Funeral Awards for shortlisting us.

Celebrating the Mexican Day of the Dead, showcase

Celebrating the Mexican Day of the Dead, showcase

Press Releases   •   Aug 06, 2013 06:40 BST

Dying Matters annual 'Day of the Dead' showcase will take place in London on Friday 1st November, 2013. The event will play host to many different speakers and workshops during the day.

The Good Funeral Awards 2013

The Good Funeral Awards 2013

Press Releases   •   Jul 30, 2013 07:58 BST

The Good Funeral Awards 2013 recognise outstanding services to the bereaved for those whose lives are at an end. Nominations are open but CLOSE ON THE 31st JULY. There are 15 very different categories to nominate people and organisations in.

An Undertakers most 'Frequently Asked Questions' (FAQs)

An Undertakers most 'Frequently Asked Questions' (FAQs)

Press Releases   •   Jul 29, 2013 15:57 BST

Leverton & Sons have been Independent Funeral Directors in London since 1789. Richard Putt one of the Directors at Leverton's has answered some of the most frequently asked questions (FAQ's) that he and other funeral directors encounter

DeadSocial's 'Dying Matters Awareness Week Popup Shop' in London

DeadSocial's 'Dying Matters Awareness Week Popup Shop' in London

Blog posts   •   Jun 26, 2013 07:45 BST

During Dying Matters Awareness we ran a free coffee pop-up shop and hosted a series of events and workshops on Camden High Street in London. This is what happened...

DeadSocial featured on BBC Click

DeadSocial featured on BBC Click

Blog posts   •   Jun 24, 2013 09:44 BST

DeadSocial were recently featured on 'Click'. Click is the BBC's flagship technology show aired on both TV and radio.

Dying Matters Awareness Week Popup Shop in London

Dying Matters Awareness Week Popup Shop in London

Press Releases   •   May 21, 2013 07:49 BST

Last week DeadSocial helped to raise the awareness of Dying Matters Awareness Week by taking over a popup space on Camden high street and hosting a series of events over the course of the week. They transformed the pop-up space (donated by the Collective Pop-up as part of a Mayor of London initiative) into an immersive gallery with a strong focus on death, life, hopes and dreams.

Death Cafe With Jon Underwood

Death Cafe With Jon Underwood

Blog posts   •   May 14, 2013 16:22 BST

Jon Underwood founded Death Café in order to evoke conversions on and around death. Over the last century death has become the ‘final taboo’ in the UK and many other countries across the globe. In order to break a taboo society needs to address and speak about it. This is where Death Café steps in, boils the kettle and cuts off a slice of cake.

DeadSocial support Dying Matters Awareness Week 2013

DeadSocial support Dying Matters Awareness Week 2013

Press Releases   •   May 12, 2013 09:51 BST

DeadSocial will be running a popup coffee shop during Dying Matters Awareness Week 2013 (13th - 19th May 2013) The 'DeadSocial Popup Coffee Shop' will be open between 10am-5.30pm Monday-Saturday on Camden High Street, London. It will play host to a number of events, workshops, discussion and seminars over the course of the week.

Have your Final Tweets / Social Media Will Filmed for free

Have your Final Tweets / Social Media Will Filmed for free

Blog posts   •   May 12, 2013 09:36 BST

Dying Matters are currently running their reflective “Final Tweets” project ahead of and during the annual ‘Dying Matters Awareness Week’. We are providing a free service on Camden High Street to ensure that video wills and final tweets are filmed.

Speakers & Workshops in our 'Dying Matters Awareness Week' Popup Coffee Shop

Speakers & Workshops in our 'Dying Matters Awareness Week' Popup Coffee Shop

Blog posts   •   May 12, 2013 09:30 BST

Each afternoon next week a different great speaker will come into the Dying Matters Pop Up coffee shop to pass on their words of wisdom. There will also be two evening events in the space during the course of the week (13th-19th May). Each morning a number of short films by Dying Matters will be played. Tea & coffee served all day :)