The Power Puppet project combines the creation of a mechanical puppet with simple circuit building. Its goal is to teach middle school students basic circuit building in the setting of a puppet building workshop. As students build their puppets, including control mechanisms (like rods and strings) and expressive elements (like joints and materials), they also create basic circuits that operate in combination with the puppet that houses them.
The Digital World and Image Group focuses on two main areas: virtual spaces and real-time imagery gathered from them. We see game spaces and game media as important forms of self-expression. That is why we work to improve creative access and the expressive range available in interactive digital media such as games. Research is conducted in a combination of theory, analysis, and practical experimentation.