A collaboration between Cera and RS-232, Redux exists as an exercise in destruction and recombination. Like so much of the world around us, we take for granted the potential reflective power of otherwise innocuous objects. Once properly reconfigured, an ordinary children’s toy becomes an item of fascination, reflection and even revulsion. Seeing objects normally associated with the simple joy of baby’s playtime so radically misfiring and shrieking can seem unsettling to some – but they are machines after all, unthinking and nonliving. Our projects attempt to nudge the notions of burgeoning life to toy with playthings that have had the machine teased out of them. So far, they are getting along just fine.