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The Baumann Marionettes Interactive will be included in the exhibit "Gustave Baumann: A Santa Fe Legend", opening at  the Las Cruces Museum of Art in February 2014. Baumann was born in Germany and emigrated to the United States at the age of ten. While he is known as an American artist, primarily as a printmaker, his marionette skills were deeply rooted in his German heritage.

The first project involves the Microsoft Kinect hardware and software written in Unity to allow the user to embody a marionette. The second project which I am currently prototyping uses the Leap Motion Controller hardware and software written in Javascript to provide the user with the fine-tuned experience of controlling a marionette's movements.

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