VSL:WEB // Play God for a day

SelfControlFreak is a set of clever interactive videos, each of which allows you to control the actions and reactions of a Dutch designer named Olivier Otten.

Here’s a stationary bike, which you can make the (slightly paunchy) Dutchman ride. There’s a cigarette-loaded mousetrap, which you can snap down on Otten’s fingers when he reaches for a smoke. Other videos let you scare, slap, and torture Otten to your heart’s content (by, for instance, dunking his head into a bucket of water). Needless to say, sadists will love this website — but we’d be even happier if there were some way for us to trim that unfortunate Rod Blagojevich hairdo. Now, that would be our pleasure.

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