Elaine Kasket

Elaine Kasket

London, United Kingdom
+44 790 372 6299

Elaine Kasket

Elaine Kasket

I am here to reimagine...

the significance of digital afterlives, the privacy rights of the dead, and what role the dead do, can and should play in society now that ongoing digital 'selves' are technologically possible.

My Story

I am a London-based psychologist, writer, and Honorary Professor of Psychology at the University of Wolverhampton, UK. Through a series of unpredictable events, I became an expert in 'thanatechnology'. I'm the author of 'All the Ghosts in the Machine: The Digital Afterlife of Your Personal Data' (2020). The growth of big tech and assaults on our privacy inspired me to write All the Ghosts, in whi...
I am a London-based psychologist, writer, and Honorary Professor of Psychology at the University of Wolverhampton, UK. Through a series of unpredictable events, I became an expert in 'thanatechnology'. I'm the author of 'All the Ghosts in the Machine: The Digital Afterlife of Your Personal Data' (2020). The growth of big tech and assaults on our privacy inspired me to write All the Ghosts, in which I journeyed beyond psychology to examine our digital afterlives through social, legal, ethical, and philosophical lenses. Although it's partly about death, the book is really about power, control, privacy, relationships and selfhood. While I work on my next book ('Exposed: Your Life in Data'), I'm doing live storytelling, completing a novel, starting a podcast and speaking on all things death & digital, including virtual funerals and remote connection with the dying during COVID-19.

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