The Kafka Cube is a product and animation that I created in homage to Franz Kafka's short story, "An Imperial Message". For this project, I wanted to display my capabilities in the different interactions text can have within a composition. As seen in the video, the cube is an infinitely unfolding object that reveals nine separate faces. The premise of the short story is based around an emperor's last words, given to a subject of his. What the emperor had to say is never revealed due to the man's decision to push his way through an endless crowd of people, instead of instantly spreading the emperor's message. One of Kafka's recurring themes in his stories is the attempt to explain something incommunicable, which I thought would be best represented with cryptic symbolism and an etheric disconnection from reality.