Seiko Mikami and Sota Ichikawa
Gravicells: Gravity and Resistance
Projectors, screens, GPS receiver,
custom sensors, custom steel-panel floor,
"Gravity cannot be materialized without the reaction force."
—Sensorium of the Extraordinary
October 13, 1972 - As he is driving, Herbert Mullin spots Lawrence “Whitey” White. He pulls his car over, pops the hood, and asks him for help. As White is leaning down and examining the engine, Mullin bludgeons him to death with a baseball bat. He then flees the scene, leaving his body by the road. Mullin, who suffered from delusions that led him to believe his victims were willing sacrifices, would go on to say about the murder, “He was like Jonah in the Bible. He was telling me, you know, telepathically, ‘Hey, man, pick me up and throw me over the boat. Kill me so that others will be saved.’”
A Corpus Christi, Texas teenager, Kevin Davis, killed his mother and had sex with her corpse, in a crime that seems eerily reminiscent of famed California serial killer Edmund Kemper. Davis stated to police that, after hitting his mother over the head with a hammer over 20 times, he “Had sexual intercourse. Guess I lost my virginity to a dead corpse,” to which I say two things: (a) a dead corpse? As opposed to what, exactly? A live one? and (b) no but for real, this sounds almost exactly like Edmund Kemper.
You may recall that Edmund Kemper, who also murdered his mother and had sex with her corpse, was very self-aware of his own misogyny and claimed that it was a strong motive for his serial murder of college co-eds on and around the UC Santa Cruz campus in the late 1960s/early 1970s. Davis had a similar hatred of women, which he also mentioned to police was a motivating factor for his crime. Both Kemper and Davis noted they had fantasies of murdering, decapitating, and raping women (moms and sisters included). In fact, Davis stated that his perfect fantasy would be decapitating a woman, dressing her in formal attire, and then having sex with her corpse: “It would be a night to remember,” according to Davis. Yeah, no shit.
Like Kemper, Davis called police to turn himself in a day after the crime. Davis spared his sister, whom he also had violent and sexual fantasies about, telling police that, given his recent experience with mom earlier in the day, “I had my fill of killing. It seemed a little much.”
It seemed a little much. This from a man who sustained an erection long enough to defile his mother’s dead body after bludgeoning her with a hammer, because strangling her wasn’t quite working out. So, yeah, murder and incestual necrophilia is fine and well, but doing it twice in one day is just extravagant.
So fucking nonchalant. That’s the kind of shit I’d say if someone offered me pickled cabbage on my hot dog, you know? Like, “Nah, man, thanks. I’m good. I’ve already got ketchup, onions, and relish on it. Sauerkraut would just be… I don’t know. It’d be a little much.”
Anyway, Davis was sentenced to life in prison on Monday and thank. fucking. GOD for that. He stated he’d more than likely murder again, if given the opportunity. Hey, at least he’s honest. That’s always a plus.
I feel like tumblr is messing with me today..
Is this the Zodiac Killer?
The most recent claim to apparently reveal the identity of the notorious Zodiac Killer, responsible for a trail of unresolved murders in Northern California in the 1960s, comes from a Louisiana man named Gary Stewart.
Gary Stewart says the Zodiac Killer was Earl Van Best, Jr., his biological father, who died in 1984. Stewart was adopted as an infant and claims the search for his birth parents has exposed this truth.
During the search, Stewart kept a journal that became the basis for his book, “The Most Dangerous Animal of All,” which was released earlier this year. (May ‘14).
Stewart said he reached his conclusion after years of research, including forensic experts comparing notes from the killer with his dad’s handwriting on his marriage certificate.
He said he also discovered his father’s initials in cryptograms or ciphers the killer sent to newspapers (see one example pictured above).
Zodiac Killer - various crime scenes and one of his famous letters to the San Francisco Chronicle.
The US state of Oklahoma has unveiled its newly remodelled death chamber, at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester.
The chamber was rebuilt following a failed execution earlier this year when executioners failed to properly inject the lethal drugs into convicted murderer Clayton Lockett.
Lockett was on the gurney for nearly an hour as the execution team struggled to find suitable veins, ultimately attempting to inject the drugs into a vein in his groin which also failed. The execution was eventually halted but Lockett died of a heart attack.
At least three men are scheduled to be executed in the new death chamber before the end of the year.
It features more space for the executioners to work, and new audio and video equipment.
The room where the drugs are administered has been expanded, whilst the size of the witness chamber has been reduced. Only five members of the news media will now be allowed to witness executions, down from 12.
The chamber has cameras, video screens, a heartbeat monitor and an ultrasound machine to allow the team to more easily locate veins.
A Wanted poster for the Zodiac killer, complete with composite sketches created from eyewitness accounts. The Zodiac Killer was never apprehended.