A Virtual Date with Hatsune Miku Provides Curious Companionship

By: Alexandra Serrano - Published: Jul 14, 2012 • References: psfk
Finding a cliche to describe this type of love escapes me, yet a virtual date with Hatsune Miku -- a Japanese virtual pop star -- definitely indicates a new type of devotion.

Miku is a singing synthesizer application with a female persona, that uses the voice a Japanese voice actress. She is a holographic sensation in Japan who routinely sells out concerts.

The devotee, a fan of the computer generated celebrity, created a way to court Hatsune using an Asus Xtion Pro sensor and video goggles. In the video it is evident that this fascinating piece of technology is ingenious. In fact, it is so advanced that he is able to interact with his unconventional companion through augmented reality technology. She reacts to touch and flinches, which creates an interesting and entertaining dynamic.