La lettera uccide di Carlo Ginzburg
Qohelet di Gustavo Zagrebelsky
Marco Belpoliti's Pianura reviewed by Paolo Di Paolo and Alessandra Sarchi
Adriano Prosperi's Un tempo senza storia
Marco Belpoliti's Pianura reviewed by Massimo Recalcati
Davide Sisto in the Los Angeles Review of Books
"There were some 50 million dead Facebook users as of June 2019, and the number of dead users is projected to exceed the number of living ones before too long; with each passing day, the platform is turning inexorably into a giant ghost ship. The burgeoning market for “digital end of life planning” services — with companies such as DeadSocial offering to help you sort out your “digital legacy” — reflects a growing acknowledgment that the bureaucracy of online life needs tending to in advance of IRL death. Davide Sisto, a philosopher and thanatologist at the University of Turin, has written a fascinating book on death and the internet, now translated into English by Bonnie Mcclellan-Broussard as Online Afterlives: Immortality, Memory, and Grief in Digital Culture."
Davide Sisto featured in Nature
Davide Sisto featured in The New York Times
On September 1st MIT Press published Online Afterlives, the English translation of La morte si fa social by Davide Sisto. On September 8th the book was mentioned by The New York Times among the new publications coming out in 2020 from around the world.
"..an eye-opening study of an underexamined aspect of the internet age". - Publishers Weekly
"Online Afterlives offers a vivid philosophical meditation on the ways that digital media are changing people's relationship to mortality. Combining profound theoretical insights with examples from popular culture, Sisto eloquently shows how 'digital ghosts' make it harder to deny death itself". - Tamara Kneese, Assistant Professor of Media Studies, University of San Francisco
"Sisto takes the reader on a whirlwind journey through philosophical concepts, fictions, legal cases and digital data service providers that all combine to create the contemporary fascination with death, legacy, and immortality! A must-read for the curious mind". - Stacey Pitsillides, Vice-Chancellor's Senior Research Fellow, School of Design, Northumbria University