Digital Puppeteering

2015

Maplab

Utrecht, The Netherlands


Puppeteering in the digital era.


In this research project initiated by Maplab, the potential of merging sensor technologies and puppeteering is explored. In collaboration with puppeteering group Duda Paiva a sequence of scenes was developed. The sensor technologies extend the control and timing an actor has over the puppet in a performance. For example, in one of the scenes the puppet sings a song which is based on the live motions of the mouth of the puppet.