Joji Mori, Steve Howard, Martin Gibbs
As a global audience, we regularly witness tragic events, such as the recent earthquakes in New Zealand and Japan, unfold on news websites and online social networks. In the aftermath of such tragedies, there is a need to rebuild lives and livelihoods. Memorialization provides an avenue for grieving and remembering those lost, and for honoring the resilience of those who survived. At a local, neighborhood level, this may take the form of commemorative events and rituals, physical memorials (e.g., sculptures), and special places such as parks and gardens. Online approaches to memorialization that support global participation are typically limited…
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