In 2011, I was named a Thomas J Watson Fellow, awarding me twelve months of international travel to engage in a topic of my own choosing. Through my project, Performing 'Model' Humans: What Puppets Can Teach Us About Empathy, I examined the relationship between puppets and people in a variety of performance cultures as a means for exploring ideas of imagination, projection, and empathy. I also kept a log of my discoveries, thoughts, travels, and adventures. You can read them all below. I hope you enjoy!