Thursday, November 18, 2010

Japanese Hologram Singer

Japan has seemingly jumped into the future -- as people are going to concerts of a Computer Generated Singer/Hologram! Hatsune Miku, a blue haired anime girl is actually a computer generated singing program called Vocaloid. Her Avatar, though, was able to be projected onto a concert stage using an updated version of an old method, something called Pepper's Ghost Illusion. Even from a youtube video, it looks like a pretty darn good illusion. You can see concert goers on either side of the stage, with Miku moving in-between them - so it wasn't something just projected onto a screen.

Miku has apparently been rising in popularity in Japan with a cult following. The Vocaloid Technology isn't exactly catching on over here in the US, but maybe exposure like this might peek some company's interest.

It looks like a really fun experience for concert goers - and you can see the song on this video here. It's actually very good and catchy. Not bad for a piece of software.

2 comments:

  1. Wow, I've been listening to Miku since she was created back in 2007, and i believe this video is actually her 2nd or 3rd concert and she did have a tour on singapore and australia, also the album of this song sold 56,000 copies and 4 million download in just a week (if you read the video description it's pretty accurate) i also remember her tour on CA and NY last month where they aired that concert Blu-ray on cinema and the creator also announce that they gonna make a english bank upgrade on her making her sing english songs which most of her american fans including me are looking forward to GO MIKU

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  2. Omg this is the first time i heard her sing its vantastic!!!!!!

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