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iBox

(2010) iBox provokes the viewer to restrict use of their smartphone by securing it under lock and key in a box equipped only with a one-finger interface, rendering the use of the phone all the more bothersome. In its “locked” state, the device reveals an inherent mechanism of its operating system: the software running the system is itself also “locked”, thus restricting its usage under the guise of a simpler user interface. The user is then offered to unlock their phone with the help of lock picks.