Making death “alive and sunny”

Achtung! Long read

Each and every one of our fears comes down to one common ancestor: fear of death. That fear has turned funerals into somber gatherings where we contemplate our own fate rather than celebrate the life of the deceased.

Enter Paul Bennett, an optimist with a death-changing idea. He’s determined to redesign death by designing an app that offers everything the human heart needs to grieve, be comforted, and remember. In an in-depth discussion, Jon Mooallen discusses Bennett and design firm IDEO’s attempts to radically transform the way we die–and the way we remember those who have.

Click to read at: The California Sunday Magazine

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