Macabre Function

Brands create innovations related to death for both function and art

Implications - The prioritization of enhancing function within the process of death, as well as after it, is on the rise – whether that's for artistic, empathetic, or security purposes. These innovations come as companies aim to capitalize on the fascination and ethics-related questions that have long surrounded this subject.

Workshop Question - How could your brand tackle concerns or innovation in an uncomfortable or controversial subject, within its area of expertise?
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3D-Printed Death Devices - Exit International's 'Sarco' Concept is a Euthanasia Machine and Casket
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Warm 2,441 Clicks Pub: Dec 18, 17
3D-Printed Death Devices
Exit International's 'Sarco' Concept is a Euthanasia Machine and Casket
Dr Philip Nitschke, a world renowned euthanasia advocate and head of the organization Final Exit, released Sarco, the world’s first 3D-printed euthanasia machine. The machine is entirely user-... [More]
Death-Simulating VR Experiences - Embodied Labs Wants to Use VR to Teach Empathy to Caregivers
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This Year and Hot 1,194 Clicks Pub: Oct 29, 18
Death-Simulating VR Experiences
Embodied Labs Wants to Use VR to Teach Empathy to Caregivers
Virtual reality has the ability to transport users into countless worlds and different lives, but Embodied Labs is looking to do the opposite with its death-simulating VR experience. Based in Los... [More]
3D-Printed Death Masks - Neri Oxman's Latest Project Boasts Pigment-Producing Microorganisms
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This Year and Warm 1,410 Clicks Pub: Apr 27, 18
3D-Printed Death Masks
Neri Oxman's Latest Project Boasts Pigment-Producing Microorganisms
The last installment of Neri Oxman’s death masks have a colorless 3D-printed design and are geared toward exploring the concept of rebirth. The Israeli architect works alongside her Mediated... [More]
Incredibly Secure Iris Scanners - This AI Iris Scanner Differentiates Between the Living & Dead
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This Year and Mild 180 Clicks Pub: Jul 26, 18
Incredibly Secure Iris Scanners
This AI Iris Scanner Differentiates Between the Living & Dead
It is possible to use a dead person’s fingerprint to unlock devices, but a team of Polish researchers recently developed a new AI-powered iris scanner that can tell the difference between the... [More]
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