“Punch & Judy” is a new digital take on the old puppet theatre popular through out centuries on English markets and fairs. Commissioned for Glastonbury 2010, it was aimed for big urban screen to effortlessly engage people in fun/play/interaction.
Through the live stream video transmitted through the camera and thanks to the Open CV motion detection technology, members of audience could interact with animated puppets on the screen, who usually were making pranks and causing mischief.
People from outside the Glastonbury could communicate with the audience by sending messages through Twitter, which were appearing on the speech bubbles coming from the puppets.
The puppet were animated using a number hand-drawn drawings (for faces) placed on photographs of male and female bodies in various phases of movement.