Looking Forward – A Tool to Deceive and Slaughter

by jmeng @ 4:33 am 25 January 2010

I saw this from a gizmodo posting.

The shiny box above is “interactive art” that literally sells itself. You buy it on ebay, and when you get it, you plug an ethernet cable into it, and it sells itself on ebay. It comes with an interesting contract and list of rules which can be read at its ebay listing and comes with and instruction manual for cleaning and maintenance.

I think it would be interesting to see who’s been buying it, how many hands it’s exchanged, and how much it sells for at a time. I did find out though that apparently, it recently put itself online for a starting bid of $2,500 and is currently on sale for $4,250.

For more info from the artist’s page, go here.


  1. Assuming it has not yet peaked in terms of public interest, it might be interesting to purchase it in the hopes that it will sell for more than what you paid for it.

    Comment by Jon Miller — 26 January 2010 @ 3:49 am
  2. This is actually an MFA project produced by a recent grad from RISD. It’s nice to see a student project getting such significant play. Caleb Larsen has other provocative works as well; I especially like his Donor Plaque and his dollar-bill eating project.

    Comment by golan — 27 January 2010 @ 6:45 am

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