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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

Curatorial Thoughts on Puppet Power 2020

by Wendy Passmore-Godfrey, Puppet Power 2020 Curator Many years ago, I saw the famous Pierrot scene by master marionette artist Philippe Genty. In the scene Pierrot comes alive. He rejoices. Then he realizes he is controlled by the black figure above him. He reacts by purposefully pulling his strings out until he collapses. He dies, … Continue reading Curatorial Thoughts on Puppet Power 2020