Afterlife Project.

Loizeau, Jimmy and Auger, James. 2008. Afterlife Project.. [Design]

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As our lives are increasingly mediated by advances in science, engineering and technological interventions, the After-Life project raises the issue of our increasing faith in technology and the West’s decreasing belief in organized religion.

With this in mind the afterlife project offers a technologically mediated service that offers a tangible expression of afterlife for those who have become spiritually disconnected, or require hard evidence in some form of life after death.

The grieving process from an atheist’s perspective can be problematic with the concept of afterlife or other place, by definition being discounted. Fundamental to most religions is a concept of some other state or heaven, offering comfort to the faithful. What then is there for the atheist with regard to reassurance or comfort after the death of a loved one?

Using a Microbial Fuel Cell we are able to capture the chemical potential of a dead loved one to create a small electrical current and store it in a battery.

This battery may then be placed in a range of electronic products.
This may be interpreted as a form of afterlife especially in the context of batteries, which are often described in terms of life, extra life, and now afterlife.

Accepting this electronic state as life after death we are provided with a tangible proof of life after biological expiry.

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10 October 2008

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05 Jan 2023 10:20

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