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Qu’est-ce que VOCALOID ?

VOCALOID est en premier lieu un logiciel de synthèse vocale de la YAMAHA Corporation sorti en 2004. Permettant de créer des chants par MAO, il a connu le succès en 2006 notamment avec la seconde version du logiciel et la sortie d'Hatsune Miku, devenue figure de proue du logiciel. Mais le phénomène est bien plus vaste que l'on pourrait le penser ! Vocaloid est un univers artistique et culturel mondial qui s'est diffusé comme une trainée de poudre grâce à internet. Dans le monde entier, des artistes de tous bords ont collaboré, des fans ont partagé et échangé, l'imagination a débordé. VocaloidFR se propose ici de mettre en valeur le pendant francophone de cette communauté créative tout en vous tenant informés des dernières nouvelles partout dans le monde. Passez un bon moment ! Cliquez ici pour en savoir (encore) plus.

QU'EST-CE QUE VOCALOID ?

Mikumentary 3, 4 et 5 disponibles !

Documentaires sur le phénomène Hatsune Miku réalisés par Tara Knight. Posté le 07/09/2013 à 14:12 par Chiby dernière édition le 07/09/2013 à 14:28

Alors que l'attente du 3ème épisode de Mikumentary se faisait de plus en plus longue, notre patience se voit finalement récompensée avec la sortie de trois nouveaux épisodes !

Sans plus attendre, voici les épisodes 3, 4 et 5 de Mikumentary (sous-titrés anglais). Attention, le 5 n'a pas de sous-titres inclus dans la vidéo. Je vous les insère donc en-dessous de la vidéo concernée.

Retrouvez l'épisode 1 sur ce lien et l'épisode 2 sur celui-ci.

Mikumentary Episode 3: Participatory Culture

Mikumentary Episode 4: VOCAROOM / Conversations / Community

Mikumentary Episode 5: Goddess / Pop Star / Ideal Cute Girl

Tara: What do you like about Hatsune Miku?

Azusa: Zettai ryoiki. Hatsune Miku-chan's skirt...

Yuki: And I like her songs. They're cute. And I like her voice.

Ayesha: And there's, ugh, there's these pictures on my Facebook of like naked, practically naked anime characters.  It's weirder, or worse, when it's a character because it feels a lot more creepy.  It's like their fantasy, but we all enjoy it too. 

Nora: Like, demonizing female representations in the media, again. 
Just treating her as... the female object of (the) "male gaze."  
Sighs. Yes, that happens.

Ayesha: I can do without that part, because that part just gets weird.
It's like, she's supposed to be cute. She's supposed to be cute, and she's supposed to be young.

Nora: Well that's mainly cultural differences. Because I grew up in Asia, I'm kinda used to this kind of culture.  Being cute, being sexy, being beautiful, the power of a woman, it's her empowerment. And as long as she's cute she gets everything she wants. That's my perspective so I don't take it so seriously. 

Ian: I realize it's part of the genre of both anime and pop music, idol pop music.
And part of me is like, yeah, it's gross. This is a real upsetting representation of what women and girls are all about.

Kathryn: And the idea that she is sexualized is tied into a larger discourse of "how weird are otaku."  So it's not about Miku herself, it's more about otaku or weeaboos or whatever. So because they have this idea, like, "oh, all otaku like 16 year old girls in short skirts, and this person (Miku) is adored by otaku, therefore there's a creepy sexual element in it."

Is her appearance indicative of an "empty sign"?  Is she the ultimate "empty sign"? Does she exist only to be manipulated and consumed? I think she has so many female fans, saying that it's completely male ... its factually not accurate.

Kira: I cosplayed Rin and she wears a belly shirt.  And I'm not going around and flirting with people, I'm going around having fun, I'm being me.  I guess it's all about the way she's presented.

Akiko: In a sense it's problematic because in a traditional feminist discourse a too-slim body is destroying female health or something like that. In the case of cosplay, most of them are not very aggressive types, they are not the leader of a classroom.  They are kind of very quiet type in general.  But once they find that way to express themselves, by using Miku's performance those female audiences get the energy, or the guts, to go outside.
In that sense I think Miku's character is very empowering, although it's very slim and idealized body. It's very positive empowerment for me, and for them. 

Kathryn: I think it's a very, I hate to say post-feminist, but a Lady Gaga-feminism of: I wear what I want. I do what I want. That's what it means to be female. I don't have to be constantly worrying about being a good woman or being a bad woman. Or constantly worrying about catering to the "male gaze," because I do what I want, Hulk-smash.

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