I’ve written a chapter in the following book: “Experiments in Digital Puppetry. Video Hybrids in Quartz Composer”. It involves the material on this site and elsewhere that describes real-time video processing and the use of Quartz Composer in performance. I feel quite proud to be in such interesting and diverse company. The chapters on digital puppetry are really welcome. The subject deserves a book all of it’s own!
I have a chapter on Digital Puppetry and real-time performance systems (including Quartz Composer) in the following book:
Transdisciplinary Digital Art. Sound, Vision and the New Screen
Digital Art Weeks and Interactive Futures 2006/2007, Zurich, Switzerland and Victoria, BC, Canada. Selected Papers
Editors: Randy Adams, Steve Gibson and Stefan MÃ¼ller Arisona
I’ll post more details and some excerpts asap.
If you are in a position to, please order the book for your college or local library!
i published an essay (jan 2001) on world puppetry and performer training. research was drawn from research and participation at the henson international puppetry festival, new york (2000) and a symposium at the victoria & albert theatre museum, london (2000).
download and read: towards the wooden voice (unedited) – download pdf
download and read: towards the wooden voice (edited) – download pdf
“It is logical to assert that voice is a primary tool for the puppeteer when bestowing the impression of life on dead things”
“Giving voice to objects, along with movement, is a principle tool of the animator when intimating the â€˜presenceâ€™ of a soul.”
“As soon as a puppet speaks, it is cultured, it has a past – it is not only living, it has lived”
“No matter how much some performers, scholars and trainers dislike puppets speaking, puppets and objects will be given and will find their voices.”