Watch Moby Get Jolted with Electric Shock on Stage

I always imagined being jolted with electric shock would mean a big spectacle filled with lassos of hair rising lightning bolts. In reality, it probably looks like what happened to Moby: slow realization, confusion and then...collapse. » 6/07/11 4:40pm 6/07/11 4:40pm

100,000 People (Including Princess Leia) Still Receive Electroshock…

Because the full effect on the brain is still unknown, electroconvulsive therapy is viewed as a last resort treatment for the mentally ill. Still, there are around 100,000 people seeking the treatment each year, including Carrie Fisher. » 5/30/11 12:00pm 5/30/11 12:00pm

This Man Is Now a Drum Machine, Whether He Likes It or Not

Fantastically weird artist/DJ/programmer Daito Manabe is at it again, this time outfitting a friend with his infamous electroshock visualizer and rigging it up to respond to music generated by playing that same friend. Like a big twitchy, fleshy drum machine. » 12/20/10 7:20pm 12/20/10 7:20pm

Mindflex Hack: Relax, or Get SHOCKED

Mindflex, the brandwave-detecting game, will probably give you a headache no matter what. But Harcos Labs decided to take it further, with a hacked Mindflex that shocks you when you concentrate too hard. The result: science, and hilarious shock videos. » 3/06/10 12:00am 3/06/10 12:00am

Innovations in Visualizer Technology: Electroshock Your Face

Sure, iTunes' new visualizer » 10/25/08 12:45pm 10/25/08 12:45pm is pretty, but you can't compete with the visceral, hypnotizing weirdness of Daito Manabe's facial electric stimulus. He tapes electric stimulators, looking like the same type used for electroshock therapy, , and syncs them with his music so his involuntary facial contortions match up…