A bot that buys random stuff from Amazon, Darius Kazemi’s Random Shopper was a stroke of demented genius. Zazemi programmed the automated software to crawl the pages of the online retailer and spend fifty dollars on physical media at random each month, which is ironic in all kinds of ways.
On Black Friday 2013, Kazemi is letting you use his fancy shopping algorithm for $400 a pop. The limited edition “print” includes a hundred bucks worth of random books, CDs, and DVDs purchased using the software and a certificate signed by the artist himself. Since you’re likely to wind up with a Lionel Richie album and a murder mystery paperback, you’re probably wondering why anyone would would do that. Kezemi puts it best: