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Pictures at an Exhibition: Design of a Hybrid Puppetry Performance Piece

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Pictures at an Exhibition is a physical/digital puppetry piece that uses tangible interface puppets to modify a virtual scene projected at the back of the stage in real-time. The piece merges traditional puppeteering practices with tangible interaction technologies and virtual environments to create a novel performance for the live stage. This paper describes the design and development of piece, as well as our lessons learned from this process and from on-stage performances of Pictures at an Exhibition in a puppetry theatre.


  • physical/digital puppetry
  • performance
  • experimental theatre
  • tangible interaction
  • virtual space


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Mazalek, A. et al. (2012). Pictures at an Exhibition: Design of a Hybrid Puppetry Performance Piece. In: Herrlich, M., Malaka, R., Masuch, M. (eds) Entertainment Computing - ICEC 2012. ICEC 2012. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 7522. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.

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