The New York Times had an article on gender toys and Ugly Dolls this Sunday. They claim that Ugly Dolls are particularly appealing to boys.
Here is a website devoted to vinyl toys and a link to blank DIY toys you can buy and alter…
This week we wrapped up our DIGITAL PLAYLAND projects in Digital Studio 2 class.
view gallery of projects
Students were asked to investigate recreational and playful opportunities for adults in digital culture. Some areas of interest : virtual worlds, video games, web comics, character design and toys created using digital tools.
Here’s an image from Sam Pickard’s project. His wacky character designs for an imagined video game are created using 3d modeling techniques.
More project ideas and reflections by students…
their original ideas / plans
final Digital Playland projects…