Thijs Rijkers' Suicide Machine kinetic sculptures have just one purpose: to work toward their own destruction. His videos invite us to empathize with mechanical devices that don't have any human characteristics.
New technologies can offer fantastic opportunities for humanity. They can help us become more mobile, more connected, and more safe from life's everyday dangers. But along with all of the benefits, technology often also provides new, more accessible ways for us to off ourselves. And in the 1920s, the automobile…
Ever play Tony Hawk's Pro Skater? The original? Even just the demo? Then I probably don't have to say any more about this song. For the rest of you, just listen. Shhhh. Do you hear that? It's the 90s.
Jack Kevorkian died this morning in a Detroit hospital at the age of 83. In the 1990's, he assisted with more than 100 suicides from the back of his converted VW Vanagon. The Atlantic discusses the tools he used to end lives.