Thursday, November 11, 2010

Let's get something straight

posted by The Vidiot @ 2:55 PM Permalink

I fully understand that celebrities are manufactured entities, for the most part. None of them look as good in person as they do on the screen. None of them are as smart in person as they're made out to be on a talk show. They're not anything like anybody thinks they are. Even the ones who perform live can have autotune applied to their voices and on-the-fly digital retouching can be done during a live performance.

It's all completely manufactured (Beiber, I'm talkin' about you.)

However, this is going too far.
Everyone gets a little obsessed with famous musicians now and then, but things get really weird when the famous musician is actually just a piece of software. Hatsune Miku is a rising star in Japan and abroad, singing catchy J-pop that matches her blue-green hair. She’s also a virtual avatar created by Crypton Media using Yamaha’s Vocaloid voice synthesizer. That hasn’t stopped her from amassing a legion of fans who really love her work. I mean really love it.

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