What happens to our digital lives when we die? Reading in the News - 15 August15 August 2018
User not found: Reviews of a performance ‘User Not Found’ appear in the Guardian, the Independent, on BBC R4’s Front Row. A research project based at the University of Reading, User Not Found which brings together the Film, Theatre and Television Department with other institutions and companies to explore our digital lives after we die. Links to further reviews can be found here.
Future heatwaves: The Daily Mail report on a study suggesting that temperatures will be ‘unusually warm’ for the next four years. The article includes various theories cited by Prof Len Shaffrey (Met) that may explain this year’s summer heatwave.
Ebola in the DRC: Professor Ian Jones (Biological Sciences) writes for the Conversation about the lessons that can be learned from the containment of a recent outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
- Prof Roberta Gilchrist (Archaeology) appears in the Smithsonian Channel’s ‘Sacred Sites’ series. The trailer for the film appears on the Tilefilms website.
- Coverage of an excavation in Dunyvaig in Scotland led by Prof Steve Mithen (Archaeology) including BBC Highlands; and print titles including The Herald and The Scotsman (attached).
- Newswire report on the International Association of Women who have named UoR graduate Cathy Monk as an ‘influencer’.
- Prof James Ferryman (Computer Science) spoke to BBC Berkshire (approx. 1hr 6 mins in) about the use of scanners at airports to speed up security checks.