Investigating the ominous robots, hidden inside furry toys.
Matt Kirkland was born & raised in St. Louis, Missouri. He had trouble keeping his
room clean, and often built toy cars, kites, drawing implements, or child-sized weapons
from things he found in the garbage. He currently designs websites at a small consultancy
in San Diego and has a sideline project whereby he chops up kids toys to show their
"I’ve always been curious about stuffed animals that sing, dance, light up, or
talk back. There must be a fascinating robot underneath the fur and fluff, right?
Surely the robot hiding in the bear’s clothing, vestimentis ursum, is impressive.
So: armed with my childish curiousity and the spurious excuse of ‘product design research,’
I set out to discover what, exactly, these creatures are hiding."
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