Caleb Larsen has created maybe the most maddening piece of art ever. His aptly titled piece 'A Tool to Decieve and Slaughter' is a simple sculpture with one catch. It is constantly selling itself.
Caleb Larsen’s creation is connected to the Internet via an ethernet cable. Every ten minutes it pings a server to see if it has sold on eBay or not. When the auction ends or if it is sold, a new auction is automatically created. The new owner is then required to send it to the future owner in a never-ending cycle. Caleb Larsen, you’re one frustrating dude.
Caleb Larsens Sculpture Perpetually Sells Itself Online
1. Internet-connected Art - The trend of internet-connected art opens up opportunities for interactive and dynamic experiences for art enthusiasts.
2. Perpetual Auctions - The trend of perpetual auctions challenges traditional models by allowing items to be constantly sold and resold, creating a continuous revenue stream.
3. Automated Sales Cycles - The trend of automated sales cycles reduces the need for manual intervention, providing efficiency and convenience for both buyers and sellers.
1. Art - The art industry can leverage internet-connected artworks to attract a new generation of tech-savvy collectors and provide unique digital experiences.
2. E-commerce - Perpetual auctions present an opportunity for the e-commerce industry to implement innovative sales models and explore new revenue streams.
3. Technology - Automated sales cycles in the technology industry can explore advancements in artificial intelligence and internet of things to enhance the buying and selling process.