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
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
We want to hear from you! WP Puppet Theatre is now accepting proposals for our conference, Puppet Power 2020: Puppets Go Existential We invite proposals for: 90 minute Talk/Demo about your puppetry arts practice and how it relates to one of this year’s conference themes; 3 hour Hands-On workshop on a facet of puppetry i.e. … Continue reading We are now accepting proposals for Puppet Power 2020
“Can we make a Puppet Show in 8 hours?” We’d like to report a big YES! In 2014 five brave folks joined Wendy (Artistic Director, WP Puppet Theatre) for one evening and all day Saturday and developed a 10 minute piece that we ‘world premiered’ at the Calgary Animated Object Society’s Dolly Wiggler Cabaret. … Continue reading Puppet Show in 8 Hours?