There is more to being a master puppeteer than simply being a fan of Punch and Judy, or even the Thunderbirds! This week Visions takes you behind the scenes of the VCA's puppetry program for the real story on life as a puppeteer. And from puppets to pictures, we take a closer look at Collage, a new touch screen system linking families with images and text.
‘Living Things’, a production by the VCA’s puppetry program, has just finished its end of year run at the Grant Street Theatre. Visions talks to the head of the program and a Masters student about life as a puppeteer!
For more information on the VCA puppetry program, go to http://www.vca.unimelb.edu.au/puppetry/.
Touch Screens Linking Families:
A new touch screen system, the Collage, is linking families through the sharing of images and text on a constant scrolling screen. The system is installed in each of the families homes and has helped to enchance relationships particularly between grandparents and grandchildren. The Collage system is also ideal for families separated by distance.
For more information about 'Collage', go to http://www.dis.unimelb.edu.au/research/groups/interactiondesign/projects.html.