“Mario Net”

  • ©Celine Jaspart



    Mario Net

Program Title:

    SIGKids Community Outreach



    Mario Net is a show with virtual pup-pets animated in real time by puppeteers using Polhemus sensors. All the animation sequences are video projected on a large screen or adapted screen. In this new kind of spectacle, the virtual characters improvise with the children in the audience like real puppets or actors, through real-time animation systems.

    Our interest is to animate our virtual puppets like real ones, to allow them to find their own rhythms and personalities, and to create a new scenography around computer technologies, a new space. Mario Net mixes many different personalities: actors, puppeteers, computer artists, and computer engineers. In this collaboration, artists work with technological constraints, and computer engineers discover strange applications of their work.

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