Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Digital Bush puppet

Former Baltimore Sun editorial cartoonist Kevin "Kal" Kallaugher has developed an interactive digital puppet of George W. Bush in collaboration with the University of Maryland, Baltimore County's Imaging Research Center. His creation was publicly unveiled at Baltimore's Walters Art Museum last night as part of a show of his work called Mightier Than The Sword. The goal of the project is to use digital puppetry as a form of editorial cartooning at a time when newspaper circulation is falling and the public is increasingly turning to other forms of media for political commentary.

Kal will be demonstrating the puppet again publicly as part of his "Afternoon with Kal" lecture at the museum June 25th. Tickets are $5-10 plus the price of museum admission.

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