Death Quotes is an app for the Amazon Echo. Upon receiving a request like “Alexa, ask Death Quotes to tell me about death,” Alexa will read a random quote on the subject of our mortality.

Death Quotes is the first of an in-progress series of projects on our urge to deny our own mortality. Partially inspired by Ernst Becker’s book The Denial of Death, these projects aim to revive the Renaissance mantra of memento mori, but adjusted to the contemporary technology consumer.