Johnny Hardstaff's Artwork is a Cute Nightmare

 - Mar 2, 2010   Updated: May 26 2011
References: johnnyhardstaff & sweet-station
Johnny Hardstaff's artwork is very peculiar indeed. This director and designer created an odd computerized baby that is as adorable as it is disturbing. If you were to come across it, would you first search for its latest features or attempt to cuddle it?

Perhaps this is a commentary on society's way of loving technology as much as they would their own babies.

Implications - Mechanical babies such as this one are evidence of consumers' desire to have more humanized technology. Consumers seek more than just a simple input-output relationship with their technological devices, and crave interaction. Industries can cater to these consumers by creating devices that rely on human interaction, prompting a strong bond between the user and the technology.