MOTH Talks: In the Face of Death

Salkeld, Nicola and Rudolph, Ashley (2016) MOTH Talks: In the Face of Death. In: MOTH Talks, 8th January 2016, Falmouth University.

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Abstract / Summary

The Moth talks bring together, writers, philosophers, diplomats, sociologists, innovators designers, artists, teachers and historians: Ashley Rudolph , Nikki Salkeld, Dr Stephen Cave, Prof. Tony Walter, Joe Macleod, Lucy Willow and Mercedes Kemp.

Dr Stephen Cave who is a writer and philosopher, has written essays, features and reviews on many philosophical, ethical and scientific subjects.
His internationally acclaimed first book, *Immortality: The Quest to Live Forever and
How It Drives Civilization, was published in English and other languages in spring 2012.

Prof. Tony Walter. Facing Death, Facing Loss. Vernacular symbols of loss in a post-Protestant society.
Protestantism has profoundly shaped western European cultures of mourning. Banned from caring for their dead, Protestants could (officially) only remember the dead. In reaction, grief’s emotions came to be creatively expressed in vernacular symbols: nature, the romantic, the gothic, candles, music and angels.

Joe Macleod. Closure Experiences
We are now encouraged to drunkenly stumble from purchase to purchase, with any sense of longevity and responsibility removed. Long term side effects of this are exampled in the Product, Service and Digital landscapes that we frequent. The consequences of our behaviour results in a changing climate, industries fined billions for mis-selling and individuals casually eroding their personal online reputations.

Lucy Willow & Mercedes Kemp.
Senior Lecturers in BA(Hons) Fine Art.
The Falmouth School of Art. Café Morte.
Lost for Words is a culmination of the work of Café Morte to engage in and encourage discussion around the subject of death with a wider community of artists, curators and healthcare professionals.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Subjects: Education
Research
Courses by Department: The School of Communication Design > Graphic Design
Depositing User: Ashley Rudolph
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2017 15:46
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2017 16:08
URI: http://repository.falmouth.ac.uk/id/eprint/2194

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