A worldwide consortium of hackers have turned their attentions away from computer viruses to spend more time with children’s toys. These friendly techie geeks would rather create a violin-playing plant than steal your identity. An article by David Silverberg in Toronto’s Now magazine profiles these hackers, organized by the design collective Tinker.it, who remodel and reimagine toys. The ultimate goal, according to the CEO of Tinker.it, Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino, is a creation “that really brings out the properties of [a] toy and makes people see the toy in a different way.” So tinker away, gentle hackers, and leave my bank account alone.
Friendly Hackers Just Wanna Have Fun