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In the spring of 2016, museum-goers at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art were captivated by a simple piece: a pair of glasses on the ground in front of a blank wall. Was it a commentary on vision? Perception? Limitations of individuality? Perhaps. But it was also a prank played by two teenagers, one of whom questioned the value placed on some of the pieces in the exhibit and thus placed his own glasses on the ground as a joke. This trick, played in fun, provoked real anger and annoyance. Nobody likes being played for a fool, and the seriousness with which an ordinary pair of glasses...