This is the updated 2.0 version of our Kinect Interactive Puppet prototype ( vimeo.com/16985224 ).
Puppet Parade is an interactive installation that allows children to use their arms to puppeteer larger than life creatures projected on the wall in front of them. Children can also step in to the environment and interact with the puppets directly, petting them or making food for them to eat. This dual interactive setup allows children to perform alongside the puppets, blurring the line between the 'audience' and the puppeteers and creating an endlessly playful dialogue between the children in the space and the children puppeteering the creatures.
Puppet Parade premiered at the 2011 Cinekid festival in Amsterdam. Puppet Parade is made with openFrameworks and the ofxKinect addon.
Project page: design-io.com/?p=15
Project by Design I/O - design-io.com
Exhibited at Cinekid Media Lab 2011 - cinekid.nl
Sound Design by: m-ost.nl
Video by Thiago Glomer / Go Glo - thiagobrazil.blogspot.com