Suspended (1983)

The box stood out on the shelves of computer stores like few others yet had. An injection-molded face mask — stark white plastic inset into the surface of the oversized package — stared out at shoppers browsing aisles of less memorable software packaging. Above the mask, the word SUSPENDED in bold block capitals, broken by a blood-red EEG brainwave. Behind the mask’s eye-holes, shadowed, were wide-open eyes. Those who bought the box, took it home, and opened it up would see they were part of a sketch: a face behind glass, hooked up to electrodes, eyes and mouth wide open in a silent scream.

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