William Gibson: “Hatsune Miku Requires Further Study”

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William Gibson, father of cyberpunk, seems not have been immune to the wiles of the world’s foremost holographic princess after all – he concedes he must study her further.

Gibson tweets thus:

Hatsune Miku is clearly a more complex phenomenon than I initially assumed. Requires further study.

Just what prompted this change of heart can only be guessed at, but it is difficult to deny Miku’s status as the totem for an emergent community of creators and fans places her on a quite different footing to the mere CG marketing avatars other virtual idols constitute.

For those so inclined, William Gibson maintains a Twitter account under the handle of “GreatDismal,” and there is always Sankaku Complex’s Twitter account for those not.

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