Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Video Obituaries?

Since Art Buchwald, famously humorous columnist for The Washington Post, pased away last month, there has been much buzz around the subject of "online video obituaries." This is because his was the first in a (proposed?) series of online video obituaries launched on The New York Times. These obituaries are supposedly part of a series called, "The Last Word." "The Last Word" is the work of Tim Weiner. Weiner conducted the Buchwald video obituary as an interview and says he's conducted others and has plans for more but is keeping it all secret until, well, until the death of his interviewees.

I'm blogging about this because it obviously relates to MyDeathSpace. I'm not exactly sure what to say about all this - I don't have any theories to offer you, I'm just pointing out connections and raising questions: Will online video obituaries will become popular with normal/non-famous people? Who would conduct the interviews? The people themselves? If this does become popular, would it only be among older or terminally ill people? Or, would younger, healthy people start doing the same (just in case)? Maybe people already do this . . . I guess I've got some research to do . . .

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have begun my business in video obituaries and I love interviewing these dieing or near death people.