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Inspired by cute aggression the urge to squeeze something that is unbearably cute - The Playful Bear addresses a type of dimorphous display. It forces interaction that causes you to express something different than you are feeling. Mediated by dopamine release in the brain, there is a cross-wiring of the response to cuteness and aggression that regulates emotions by balancing an overwhelmingly +/- emotion, with its inverse +/- response. By dispersing sound modules throughout the bear, unexpected sexual moans are released as he is cuddled. Curiosity is stemmed through interaction - resulting in unusual groping. By neither completely removing the bear’s innocence, nor fully committing to it’s corruption, The Playful Bear evokes the troublesome experience of dimorphous emotions.

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Eeew-Oooh Waterloo Architecture Undergraduate Studio Fall 2017 Collection  
Eeew-Oooh Waterloo Architecture Undergraduate Studio Fall 2017 Collection  
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