Welcome to Postmortem, a blog dedicated to all issues after death.

Here you can find information on the wide array of traditional--and not so traditional--bodily disposal methods, how society effects a person's decision about what to do with their body, the environmental impacts of this decision, and interesting news regarding postmortem dealings.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

T-Shirt Designs!

 Men's Shirt

Women's Shirt

If we can get a reasonable amount of people who would like to own the t-shirts, we will place an order! Please let us know!
If you would like to contribute your own personal design to the Postmortem initiative, please check out Custom Ink and send your finished designs to this email address: smzielin@syr.edu
Possible Green Burial Option

This is an example of a biodegradable urn. A biodegradable urn is an urn that is capable of decaying through the action of living organisms. After being cremated, one can choose to be placed in such an urn in order to leave behind less material. This specific urn will use the nutrients in ashes to nurture a seed into a tree. All you have to do is pick which type of tree you want left as your memorial. This idea can be credited to Martín Azúa.


Thursday, April 18, 2013

Survey Results & Religion

For our fourth element, we have put together a poster that compiles the results of the survey we extended to the public a few weeks ago, along with the influences of different religions on an individual's personal preference to bodily disposal.

We hope to have a large version printed and hung for public viewing.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Bodily Disposal Presi

Hello everyone,

For our third element, we have compiled a wide array of interesting bodily disposal methods for you to peruse at your leisure in this "Presi." Please feel free to leave your feedback in the comment portion anywhere on this blog!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Oakwood Cemetery Video

For our second element, Carina Flores did a study on Oakwood Cemetery. The video below shows how students on the campus of SUNY-ESF felt about this type of traditional burial, and where their preferences lie on what to do with their bodies after death.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Death Survey

Have you ever considered how you would like your body disposed of after death? It's a touchy subject, but a necessary one.

Please take this quick survey to get your mind working: What to do, after death?