99% Invisible, Mini Stories Vol 5 just reminded me of Chindogu. Irreverent objects that are designed to be all but useless, while also humerus and perhaps a little thought provoking. Like these classics:
In turn, this reminded me of the RuckJack, which is a jacket, that turns into a bag. Or a bag, that turns into a jacket.
Give it a moment. Think for a while about the RuckJack and try to imagine scenarios where it would be useful.
How did you get on? Personally I’m still at a loss for any real world scenario where having a RuckJack would be useful, beyond a Chindogu level of usefulness.
Bonus fact from the 99PI story: The selfie stick was invented in the 90s as a Chindogu.