There exists a world where death creates life, where suicides without sadness occur billions of times every hour, where every individual does only what is required by its society. It is a world of highly sophisticated communication and stunning choreography, of vast depth and endless mystery. It is utterly alien, but it is also, in every moment, creating us all. DEATH BY DESIGN is a guided tour into the invisible world of cells, told through a collage of metaphors. State of the art micro-cinematography is playfully intercut with parallel images from life at the human scale: a hundred lighted violins, imploding buildings, pieces of film on the cutting room floor. Also contains interviews with noted biologists.