My first Youtube video

How to fake your death online through the eyes of Zizek

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An analysis of how suicide, amateur online video production, and the notion of the ‘reality of the virtual’ can come together with the help of such intellectuals as Immanuel Kant, John Stuart Mill, Albert Camus, and Slavoj Zizek.


Kant, Immanuel. Fundamental Principles of The Metaphysic of Morals. Chapter 2 retrieved from:

Mill, John Stuart. (1859). On Liberty. Chapter 5 retrieved from:

Camus, Albert. (1942). The Myth of Sisyphus. Chapter 4 retrieved from:

Zizek, Slavoj. Lecture: The Reality of the Virtual. Retrieved from:

Video Footage retrieved from Youtube in Order of Appearance

“Mrnick1990 commits suicide live on camera!!!!” –

“Suicide on Webcam” –

“Sad Real Suicide” –

“Faris Suicide!” –

Fla. Teen Commits Suicide With Live Web Audience” –

Published in: on February 20, 2009 at 5:15 pm  Leave a Comment