Digital Divas

Two Japanese pop stars stole the show at the recent Digital Concept Expo in Tokyo. The green-haired “Megpoid” and red-haired “Akikoloid” sang flawlessly as they performed amazing dance routines, working the audience into a frenzy. The truly unbelievable aspect of the performance is that both rising stars are completely computer generated. Through the use of voice-synthesizing software and sensors around the venue, on the cameras, and on two human dancers backstage, the two synthesized pop stars offered a realistic 3-D performance that rivaled the best human concerts. Music by the virtual pop stars has made it into Japan’s top 10 hits list. So, who gets the glory: the virtual performers, or the programmers?
Japan’s digital divas take to the stage, wow fans [Reuters]

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