Video: Sledgehammer Meets Television, in Ultra Slow Motion

PopSci's most violent series continues

Destroy Your Television
Destroy Your TelevisionPaul Adams

If we were still in high school, this would be our video art project about the dehumanizing, isolating effect of mass media, and how it's everyone's obligation to take arms against the mind-controlling one-eyed machines.

But, as it happens, we all dropped out of school to work in the breathtaking world of tech journalism, so this here is just an innocent experiment. What happens when you smash a semi-functional television set with a sledgehammer? We captured the process on an ultra-slow-motion Phantom camera to find out. All in the name of science.