‘Usually’ the puppet is an object – found or created, that is animated by the puppeteer through strings, sticks or whatever. In EMP we have reversed this role of puppet and puppeteer.
On a practical level this means fine motor tasks that need to be done, have been simplified using human hands etc.
A good schematic of this way of working is captured by the Puppeteers of America logo (See above). For more info on this useful and inspiring organization please see here.