This article was published on May 13, 2009

Death on the Web!


Death on the Web!
Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten
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Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten

Founder & board member, TNW

Boris is a serial entrepreneur who founded not only TNW, but also V3 Redirect Services (sold), HubHop Wireless Internet Provider (sold), and Boris is a serial entrepreneur who founded not only TNW, but also V3 Redirect Services (sold), HubHop Wireless Internet Provider (sold), and pr.co. Boris is very active on Twitter as @Boris and Instagram: @Boris.

Upload CinemaUpload Cinema takes the best of the web to the big screen. Every first Monday of the month a fresh program of inspiring and entertaining internet shorts is screened at Movie Theater De Uitkijk in Amsterdam. Each month there is a new theme. The audience can submit videos; an editorial team selects the best.

On May 4th (as the Dutch memorialize the dead of WO II) Upload Cinema looked at the way death is eternalized on the web. Yes, there was war & terror, blood & guts, but also art & poetry, impressive death rituals and lots of black humor. From 141 entries, 36 were chosen. Guest curators were: journalist Ben de Dood and poet Frank Starik.

Dodenherdenking

[youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-4qrawR0zw ]

Hitler’s Children

[youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASW3UCc17AI ]

Hiroshima Cartoon

[youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lDFLLKSkUg ]

Lord of War

[youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RgH5eDbCLU ]

Death Petition

[youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUoFy-AU0Fs ]

Man Explodes

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/1311410/man_explodes/ ]

Dia de los Muertos

[youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86_Z0Nscs9g ]

Ganges River

[youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hqhMQgEB1I ]

Coffin Maker

[youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZDuVKn8dXc ]

Gang Death Rituals

[youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewyZ1z-S_LM ]

Best Funeral Ever

[youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkjBesGaaNo ]

Funeral Blues

[youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_a-eXIoyYA ]

The Dead

http://www.bcactionpoet.org/the%20dead.html

Death in Art and History

[youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2059uQE1HG4 ]

De Grote Vis

http://www.starik.nl/starik_frameset/kunstenaar/grotevis.html

Chocolate Bunny

[youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-SZYZLfZ7E ]

Time of my Life

[youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bd4f2xeKg08 ]

Ka Kat

[youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dzi_8Rscfs ]

Pulp Fiction

[youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ec-8mD_BhrU&feature= ]

Lucky

[youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wjcmAshkzI ]

Dot Com Jezus

[youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQJYSdd_qgU ]

Near Death

[youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-T6QZ5aNSI ]

Extreme Trainsurfer

[youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZvm5H4F-aA ]

Cryonics

[youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=974UMSY7hC0 ]

Death-Proof Coffin

[youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYT1N3HScLI ]

We Have Decided Not to Die

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3x1sp_we-have-decided-not-to-diedaniel-as_creation

GTA 4 Getalife

[youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_PIQyulLJ4 ]

Ballet of Death Killzone 2

[youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5f364-qdT8 ]

Life Is Short

http://adsoftheworld.com/media/tv/xbox_life_is_short

Death – Hidden Cam

[youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Bf-7PxQ894 ]

Happy Tree Friends

[youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZ9my4AZ2C4 ]

Evil Dead

http://www.spyfilms.com/#jaron_albertin/evil_dead-evil_c

Chainsaw Maid

[youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6d-tNXxTRBA&feature=channel ]

Dad’s Head

[youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6rERECdTEA ]

I Love Death

http://koti.mbnet.fi/reagan/lodger/ilove.html ]

Nieuw Dier Dood

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRLNZ0twHR8