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Vance Kelly [Apr. 30th, 2010|06:54 pm]
Memento Mori- A Tribute to Death

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(no subject) [Apr. 21st, 2010|08:10 pm]
Memento Mori- A Tribute to Death

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Death Tidbiths [Mar. 27th, 2010|10:19 pm]
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Death "getting with the times" [Mar. 18th, 2010|06:10 pm]
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Texting From Beyond The Grave

Analysis by James Williams | Mon Mar 15, 2010 06:11 PM ET
RosettaStone
Generally a headstone conveys two very basic facts about the person interred below it - their name plus the two most important dates of their life. Thanks to some new technology, headstones can now convey much more that: a photo and note written by the deceased, delivered right to your phone.

The product is called RosettaStone and comes from a company called Objecs. If you were to purchase a RosettaStone, you'd receive what looks like a granite iPod with a few symbols visible on the outside and a microchip embedded on the inside. That device is then secured into your headstone so those symbols can be seen by visitors (each symbol represents an area of your life you want to share info on).

When your great-great-great granddaughter stops by sometime in the next century and wants to know who you were, she'll touch her NFC-RFID enabled cellphone (or whatever device we're using by then) to one of those symbols on the granite iPod-looking device on your headstone and she'll get your note.

NFC stands for "near-field communication" which is a subset of RFID - "radio frequency identification." You're probably using this technology already. RFID is what allows you to pay a toll while driving 30 mph by way of the little box stuck to your rearview mirror. NFC works in a similar way but only in extremely close proximities -- within just centimeters in this case.

By touching the RossettaStone symbols with her phone, your great-great-great granddaughter will activate the microchip via her phone's magnetic field. That small bit of power is enough for the microchip to connect the phone to a URL containing the note you typed up waaaaay back in the 2010s.

NFC technology probably isn't in your cellphone - yet. But it's likely coming soon since it would also allow you to pay for goods using a tap of the phone.

http://news.discovery.com/tech/texting-from-beyond-the-grave.html
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Dying on your Birthday [Mar. 17th, 2010|10:10 pm]
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Postmortem Photography [Nov. 7th, 2009|04:01 am]
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I was wondering if anyone knew of any books that discuss the evolution of postmortem photography (or just postmortem photography in general). I already found Jay Ruby's book Secure the Shadow: Death Photography in America but I just thought I would ask here if anybody knew of any other books similar to this.

I am looking specifically for books....not websites (just fyi)
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(no subject) [Oct. 29th, 2009|06:48 pm]
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Dieselpunks Interview - Photographing the afterlife with JR Pepper [Oct. 8th, 2009|11:17 pm]
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Spiritualism and spirit photography by spirit photographer JR Pepper

Dieselpunks Interview - Photographing the afterlife with JR Pepper.

When Spiritualism was all the rage, having a dead relative make an appearance in your portraits could mean big money for a shrewd photographer. By taking a ghostly looking photo ahead of time and then reusing the negative, our dark room magicians could conjure all sorts of hidden shades in their work.

Fast forward 100 years, and you can still find these grifters haunting America's cities, except this time they're capturing spirits for the sake of art. Most notable of the bunch is New York artist JR Pepper. For years now, Pepper has been recreating the photographic techniques of Mumler and Buguet, creating her own contemporary blend of spirit photography.

Take a look under the sheet if you dare.
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Near-Death Experiences: The Story of Pam Reynolds [Jun. 11th, 2009|07:43 pm]
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Reynolds' journey began one hot August day in 1991...

Singer-songwriter Pam Reynolds says she had a near-death experience during brain surgery in 1991.

Singer-songwriter Pam Reynolds says she had a near-death experience during brain surgery in 1991. The doctors drained the blood from her head to snip an aneurysm. She says she found herself looking down at the operating table — and then noticed a tunnel and a bright light.


"I was in Virginia Beach, Va., with my husband," she recalls. "We were promoting a new record. And I inexplicably forgot how to talk. I've got a big mouth. I never forget how to talk."

An MRI revealed an aneurysm on her brain stem. It was already leaking, a ticking time bomb. Her doctor in Atlanta said her best hope was a young brain surgeon at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Arizona named Robert Spetzler.

"The aneurysm was very large, which meant the risk of rupture was also very large," Spetzler says. "And it was in a location where the only way to really give her the very best odds of fixing it required what we call 'cardiac standstill.' "

It was a daring operation: Chilling her body, draining the blood out of her head like oil from a car engine, snipping the aneurysm and then bringing her back from the edge of death.

"She is as deeply comatose as you can be and still be alive," Spetzler observes.

When the operation began, the surgeons taped shut Reynolds' eyes and put molded speakers in her ears. The ear speakers, which made clicking sounds as loud as a jet plane taking off, allowed the surgeons to measure her brain stem activity and let them know when they could drain her blood.

"I was lying there on the gurney minding my own business, seriously unconscious, when I started to hear a noise," Reynolds recalls. "It was a natural D, and as the sound continued — I don't know how to explain this, other than to go ahead and say it — I popped up out the top of my head."

 

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