“Not all “toys” are created as toys. One of the most fascinating capacities of humans is being able to toy around with almost any object they can find. From pebbles to tree branches, to more complex technological objects, humans seem to enjoy playing with things, turning them in ways other than those expected, intended, or recommended. We use our hands, our body, to appropriate an object and explore its functionalities and meaning in ways often unexpected.”
— Sicart, Miguel. Play Matters. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2014.