The Gatchapon Prize Capsule Machine is popular at District Hall, no doubt about that.
Every time you visit, the "Recycle" container is brimming with opened capsules and unfolded origami message strips.
You start thinking that it's a shame that it's not connected to anything else in the neighborhood.
The origami stars in the Fab@CIC Gachapon not only direct visitors to the Mixed Reality Challenge, but also to the "wunderkammer" at the back of Render.
Shouldn't the District Hall Gachapon's origami star strips also point to something besides the Challenge?
Turns out Maya Bose is thinking the same thing. Maya, a third-year undergraduate student at Northeastern University D’Amore-McKim School of Business, had just started a semester as a Marketing + Community Outreach Co-op at District Hall.
Along with writing newsletters and managing the social media platforms, Maya wants to expand the "community partner" program to include local businesses.
One of her earliest prospects: Tikkaway, a fast-casual-inspired Indian restaurant about a block away. She has already mentioned the idea to the owner, Gopinath V. Nair, aka "Gopi", who is enthusiastic.
Could the Gatchapon Prize Capsule machine be part of that? she asks you, the first time you meet.
You had recently added Tikkaway to your lunch roulette.
The next step: craft a Tikkaway offer with Gopi -- to be added to the origami strips of paper inside the capsules. Gopi suggests starting with a "15% Off" offer.
Took about ten minutes to update the text. The new origami stars, with the offer, start showing up a week later.