Monday, January 03, 2011

Puppetry on the iPad

I'm really intrigued by the possibilities that Multi-touch devices like the iPad might offer puppeteers in the near future. Several developers are exploring exactly that and looking for ways to combine puppetry and interactive media. One of these is iPuppeteer, which allows you to control a simple, marionette-like puppet on an iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. Another is Pollock's Toy Theatre, a new iPad app that rides the wave of resurgent interest in toy theatre that's been happening during the past few years and tries to take it in to the digital age.

While both of these apps seem to offer only basic functionality (for now), it will be interesting to watch the app market and see what develops over the next year or so.

Cross-posted from PuppetVision.

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