Grant McCracken: Mikal Built A Magical Box

Grant McCracken: Mikal Built A Magical Box

What is the strange appeal of Mikal Hart's creation, and what can we learn from it?

Grant McCracken, Cultureby
  • 7 october 2010

Mikal Hart built a magical box.

This box.

It’s a box that knows where it is.

It remains closed and locked until it is transported to exactly the right place on the planet. Then it springs open

If we push that button anywhere else on the planet, the book stays locked. And a figure appears in the window. It’s up to us to surmise that this is a measure in miles and that the box wants to go home. We are allowed to push the button 50 times. After that the box locks forever.

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