Meet Peter Terren. Inspired by the The Thinker, he set out to recreate that classic sculpture using electricity, wire caging, a conductive foil suit, and a death wish. Can’t forget the death wish.
Now, we’ve seen Terren and Tesla Down Under’s work before here at Gizmodo, most notably when he put his son in a car and zapped it with electricity.
This little project, however, put him in the hot seat. Note the electricity shooting out of his sneaker.
Lucky for us all, Terren meticulously documented the entire project with photos and safety-related commentary (“The wig is not ideal and really needs a haircut. I couldn’t light it with sparks so fire risk seems low”).
Terren also outfitted some of the tests with a pentagram boundary, which had nothing to do with Tesla coils or electricity, of course, but certainly heightened the sense of batshit insanity surrounding this little venture. [Tesla Down Under via Neatorama]