Master of Puppets
St. Louis, MO – Who doesn’t love a puppet show? You may not like them as much when you find out that between the years of 2009 to 2013 the federal government has spent $1,188,382 on puppet related research and expenditures!
Here are a few examples:
- In 2010, the National Science Foundation gave a grant to the University of Central Florida in the amount of $199,754 to research “Efficient Control and Transmission of Digital Puppetry.”
- In 2013, the National Endowment for the Arts spent $25,000 on a program called “In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask.”
- In 2009, tax dollars funded research called “Puppet Choreograph and Automated Marionettes at Northwestern University which cost taxpayers $358,410.
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