All posts by McTavish

PUPPET DIY in THESE DISTANCING DAYS

I had a great time at CTV Morning Live a couple of weeks ago. Many thanks to Joelle and the crew for inviting me on to talk about my favourite subject – puppets! Here’s a few tips for Puppets DIY  in case they’re useful:   Enjoy the process and don’t worry about a pattern or … Continue reading PUPPET DIY in THESE DISTANCING DAYS

Shout Out from our Day One Media Sponsor

Thank you to Gil Ngai, Chief Storyteller, from Day One Media who wrote: “Now here’s something you don’t see everyday and a culture that frankly, I knew nothing about. There’s a whole sub-culture of people who love puppets. Puppets give voice to the voiceless and help people to express deep, heartfelt feelings. Puppets actually help … Continue reading Shout Out from our Day One Media Sponsor

Existentialism – an apt theme

  We couldn’t predict the current global state of affairs when we chose the theme for Puppet Power 2020, but it’s ended up particularly apt. Puppets Go Existential. Existentialism: A philosophical inquiry that is concerned with the experience of being a thinking, feeling, acting, living human. Examining existence. Questioning the meaning of life.  As the … Continue reading Existentialism – an apt theme

Artificial Intelligence: Curatorial Thoughts on Puppet Power 2020

by Wendy Passmore-Godfrey, Puppet Power 2020 Curator The Artificial Intelligence stream of our Puppet Power 2020 conference – “Puppets go Existential” is provoking some ‘Deep Thought’. (Reference intentional to IBM’s chess playing computer and Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy). I spent time over the holidays reading poet, Brian Christian’s fascinating 2011 book “The Most Human Human … Continue reading Artificial Intelligence: Curatorial Thoughts on Puppet Power 2020