Carl Öhman is a doctoral candidate at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford. A member of the Digital Ethics Lab, he looks mainly at ethical and political challenges that arise from the growing volume of ‘digital human remains’ – data left by deceased users – on the internet. This includes questions of posthumous privacy, the right to access and control over the personal data of the deceased, and the relationship between information and time. Carl is also a frequently hired speaker and often participates in public debate.
Öhman & Watson (2019). Are the dead taking over Facebook? A big data approach to the future of online death. Big Data & Society.
Öhman, C., Gorwa, R. & Floridi, L. (2019) Prayer-Bots and Religious Worship on Twitter: A Call for a Wider Research Agenda. Minds & Machines. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11023-019-09498-3
Öhman, C. & Floridi, L. (2018). An Ethical Framework for the Digital Afterlife Industry. Nature Human Behaviour.
Öhman, C. & Floridi, L. (2017). The Political Economy of Death in the Age of Information: A Critical Approach to the Digital Afterlife Industry. Minds and Machines.
Other Academic Publications
Öhman, C. & Watson, D. (Forthcoming). The 2018 Yearbook of the Digital Ethics Lab. Heidelberg: Springer
Öhman, C. (Forthcoming). From Bones to Bytes: A new Chapter in the History of Death. In The 2018 Yearbook of the Digital Ethics Lab (Öhman & Watson ed.). Heidelberg: Springer
Öhman, C. (2018). The Grand Challenges of Death in the 21st Century. Swissfuture, Magazin für Zukunftsmonitoring, (01 May). pp. 16-18. Luzern