Aug 23, 2020 • 42M

How to Stan: Miku, Holograms, and a Redefining of Reality

 
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Hope from 17 Carat K-Pop
This channel hosts two podcasts that currently have an audience spanning 39 countries! 17 Carat K-Pop is a podcast covering news from both the world of K-pop and the music industry as a whole. Episode topics include the history of K-pop, artist-specific episodes diving into their music video universes, album reviews, current events, the intersection of tech and music, and much more! The other podcast with episodes on this feed is How to Stan, a show about both specific fandoms and fandom culture as a whole. Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/hope-jacobson/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/hope-jacobson/support</a>
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On this week’s episode: a brief history of how the concept of “reality” has been redefined by live performances over time, from puppetry to holograms to famous virtual characters like Hatsune Miku. In addition, Hope breaks down why Miku and other “vocaloids” are so popular and what that says about how what is “real” to fans is actually quite subjective. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/hope-jacobson/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hope-jacobson/support