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Digital Marionette


Can you play a real puppet without touching it? This "Digital Marionette" project, aimed at exploring the traditional hand operation and  the performative interaction art , is  a tangible and interactive marionette installation that allows audiences to operate it at distance.  A marionette's puppeteer is called a manipulator. A professional manipulator needs a lot of training and skill to well control the puppet, which sets up a bridge between professionals and non-professionals. The interactivity of the "Digital Marionette" simplifies the operation, changes the audience from merely a mental spectator to a behavioral participant, and thus produces meaning. It will lead a fresh and new experience to the user which was impossible ever before.

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