Julijonas Urbonas created his coaster as a hypothetical euthanasia machine; it will, he claims, take lives as humanely and euphorically as possible.
“Riding the coaster’s track, the rider is subjected to a series of intensive motion elements that induce various unique experiences: from euphoria to thrill, and from tunnel vision to loss of consciousness and, eventually, death,” he wrote on his website.
The 500-meter structure is designed to kill its rider from cerebral hypoxia, or a lack of oxygen supply to the brain.
The artist has as an emotional attachment to fire. She creates abstract drawings known as ‘pyrographs’ by looping, stretching and pressing fiery 2100°F molten glass on top of paper.
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