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In the article Cybermourning: Grief in Flux From Object Loss to Collective Immortality Stephen Hartman describes how in cyberspace loss may transform into a collective space with potentiality for online immortality.
There is much to consider regarding this idea as well as other points in the article. Please let me know what you think.
Hartman, S. (2012) Cybermourning: Grief in Flux From Object Loss to Collective Immortality
Psychoanalytic Inquiry 32: 454-467
This essay examines features of cyberreality that are reconfiguring loss and mourning. In turn, it queries a transformation in the nature of object loss that is taking place on the internet. As we move from a reality based on the acceptance of loss and limit to one of infinite access, concrete losses may be less necessary to mourning than forms of access that propel the object's capacity for collective re-use toward immortality.
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