Hakanaï is one of the more unconventional examples of a digital puppetry performance I've discovered. A performance involving a dancer whose movements are tracked in real-time and used as the basis for an interactive, digitally animated environment that is projected around them.
A nice look at an interactive, Kinect-based digital shadow puppet installation created by motion designer Yang Yang.
It's not very often that a music video made with digital puppetry comes along! This video for Boshra Al Saadi's Snowyman was created using Antonius Wiriadjaja's Java-based Wayang Kinect project.
Theo Watson and Emily Gobeille have taken their Kinect Shadow Puppet concept to the next level. Puppet Parade is an interactive Kinect installation that uses two Kinects to track the arm movements of children, enabling them to not only control on screen digital puppets, but also step in to a virtual environment and interact with them directly.
Yoke created this very cool interactive display as a publicity stunt to help promote performances of Avenue Q at the Fredericia Theater in Denmark.
Luis Miguel Barbosa is doing some interesting digital puppetry experiments using Animata, an iPad and a couple of WIImotes.
Tomorrow would have been the 75th birthday of Jim Henson. To help celebrate his life and career Google has teamed up with the Jim Henson Company. If you visit the Google Homepage tonight or tomorrow you’ll see a special “Google Doodle” featuring six digital puppets that you can perform using your mouse and keyboard. It’s pretty neat to see digital […]
Over at my Machin-X: Digital Puppetry blog, I did a post today about "facial puppetry" a really interesting and quickly emerging computer vision technique.
This is a fun little demo of a digital puppet that Seth Hunter is working on with puppeteer Dan Butterworth at the MIT Media Lab.
Students at Carnegie Mellon University have been experimenting with various forms of digital puppetry for years so it's not surprising that they're now busy dreaming up some pretty cool projects using the X-Box Kinect.