Feb 9, 2009

Electrodes + Music = OWWW, that's cool.

In what has to be the coolest thing anyone's ever hooked up to their face that didn't ultimately get someone arrested, one man (Daito Manabe) thought it a good idea to hook electrodes up to various parts of his face. Those electrodes, as circumstance has it, are set to go off rhythmically to some music. The whole idea of it is simultaneously awesome and idiotic. In other words, I wish I thought of it first.

The video takes a little bit to really hit its stride, but when it does it almost looks as though the guy's face is attacking itself. I like to imagine it's revolting against the man stupid enough to hook up electrodes to his face and sync it to music. Interestingly enough, the only thing separating him from a Darwin Award is voltage.

As with all science, please do not try this at home... unless you're recording it for my amusement and going to post it on YouTube. Then it's cool (no it's not).

1 comment:

JM said...

I am AFRAID for his FACE.

I think this has potential as torture. I wonder if you could condition someone to do that in time with the music without the electrodes? At the start he was preempting with his left eye, but then it just closed. It was painful to watch, but probably not as painful as it was to film.

Thank you for telling the world, sir!