Hari: 9 13/16 x 3 3/16 x 1 5/8" (25 x 8 x 4 cm); Parker: 6 1/8 x 5 3/16 x 1 5/8" (15.5 x 13.2 x 4 cm
Onkar Kular conceived the characters Hari and Parker for The Science of Spying, a 2007 exhibition at the Science Museum, London. He imagined an alternate reality in which children are recruited to spy for the government, tutored and helped along by Hari (a rabbit) and Parker (a bear), and he then concocted a whole line of children’s products—from candy and music to books and wallpaper—featuring the characters. Hari has a microphone and intercepting text-messaging ears, and Parker’s nose hides a camera, while his paw is a fingerprint scanner. The toys aid children in “[committing] subtle acts of domestic surveillance,” explains the designer.
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