Self-recursive plush friends
Soft, cuddly, chatty and moderately cannibal, The Hungries are a family of toy monsters who go about recording and playing sounds using their own voices. When done collecting sounds, The Hungries go on living nested one inside another, using their impossibly elastic mouths and tummies. At that point their voices mix in a therapeutic (for them) sonic bonding ritual.
The Hungries are, well, in constant hunger. This is made patent by the way in which they eat each other and put objects inside them, sometimes simultaneously. Thus one clear fact emerges here about the personality of the Hungries: for them, storage is of the essence, be it in the form of sound waves, molecules and particularly, their kin.
A soulmate for the inquisitive preschooler
Kids aged between 3 and 5 might find the Hungries company quite valuable as small children are often looking for unique, mind-expanding experiences whilst extensively exploring the world through play. The Hungries use the concepts of eating, nesting, inheritance and recursion to facilitate open-ended, stimulating play experiences.
The concept of self-recursive eating creatures can poke the imagination of children and parents alike, providing a platform for shared play. By living with the Hungries, adults and little ones together can become acquainted with concepts such as recursion, naive set theory, finite and infinite sets and memory.
But, are they real?
As tangible as sunlight in the morning, the Hungries exist in physical form, there are 2 generations of prototypes and a new generation is in its planning stage.
For further information please send an email to hungries [at] zazaziza [dot] com. The Chupacabras team is open to commercial and non-commercial enquiries.