Pictures at an Exhibition: Design of a Hybrid Puppetry Performance Piece

  • Ali Mazalek
  • Michael Nitsche
  • Claudia Rébola
  • Paul Clifton
  • Andy Wu
  • Nick Poirier
  • Firaz Peer
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7522)


Pictures at an Exhibition is a physical/digital puppetry piece that uses tangible interface puppets to modify a virtual scene projected at the back of the stage in real-time. The piece merges traditional puppeteering practices with tangible interaction technologies and virtual environments to create a novel performance for the live stage. This paper describes the design and development of piece, as well as our lessons learned from this process and from on-stage performances of Pictures at an Exhibition in a puppetry theatre.


physical/digital puppetry performance experimental theatre tangible interaction virtual space 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ali Mazalek
    • 1
  • Michael Nitsche
    • 1
  • Claudia Rébola
    • 2
  • Paul Clifton
    • 1
  • Andy Wu
    • 1
  • Nick Poirier
    • 1
  • Firaz Peer
    • 1
  1. 1.Digital MediaGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.Industrial DesignGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA

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