Mikumentary

Mikumentary is a series of short, non-commercial films about the Hatsune Miku phenomenon. Bringing together interviews with fans, scholars, artists, Ps and more, these films are both about the Miku community and my contribution to the community.

Individual Episode Film Exhibitions

Mikumentary Episode 1: Everybody’s Voice / Icon

  • The Open Source Girl Who Conquered the World, South by Southwest Interactive Panel, 2013
  • Daily Planet, Discovery Channel Canada, 2012
  • d(^_^)b, The Photographers’ Gallery, London, 2014

Mikumentary Episode 2: Ephemeral / Hologram / Weird

  • Ephemeral Objects, San Diego Art Institute, 2014
  • d(^_^)b, The Photographers’ Gallery, London, 2014

Mikumentary Episode 3: Participatory Culture

  • ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE: From Chagall to Kusama and Hatsune Miku, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, 2013
  • The Future of Storytelling, Time Warner Media Lab, NYC, 2013

Mikumentary Episode 4: VOCAROOM / Conversations / Community

  • Mirai No Neiro (Tone of the Future) Panel 2, Anime Expo, LA, 2014

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

  • Mirai No Neiro (Tone of the Future) Panel 2, Anime Expo, LA, 2014

Mikumentary Episode 6: Instrument / Band Member / Voice of An Angel

  • d(^_^)b, The Photographers’ Gallery, London, 2014

Mikumentary Remix (below) is a condensed version of the six episodic films shown above.

Mikumentary Remix Film Screenings

  • British Animation Film Festival, 2016
  • Hong Kong Arthouse Film Festival, 2016
  • Animaze Daze in Cannes, France 2016
  • ARTCROFT FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL, USA, 2016
  • Mexico International Film Festival, Mexico City, 2016 *award winner
  • NewFilmmakers NY, NYC 2016
  • “MIKU EXPO Short Film Festival 2016” Tour:
    • New People Cinema, SF
    • Jackman Hall at the Ontario Gallery of Art, Toronto
    • Cinemex Reforma 222, Mexico City, Mexico
  • NYC Animation/Anime Film Fest, 2017
  • The Philip K. Dick Science Fiction and Supernatural Festival, NYC, 2017

 

Academic Writing

  • “Producing Hatsune Miku: Concerts, Commercialism, and the Politics of Peer Production,” Media Convergence in Japan
    Alex Leavitt, Tara Knight, Alex Yoshiba. Editors Patrick Galbraith and Jason Karlin. Kinema Club, 2016

 

Press Interviews

  • “I Sing the Body Electric,” Los Angeles Times Magazine, June 10, 2012
  • “Hatsune Miku Is a Piece of Software. She May Also Be the Future of Music.” New York Magazine, Vulture.com, November 19, 2014
  • Daily Planet Special, Discovery Channel Canada, May 30, 2013
  • “Meet Hatsune Miku’s Makers,” San Diego City Beat, February 17, 2015
  • Inside the wild, futuristic world of Vocaloids, the pop singers built from software, Fusion TV, 2016
  • Dialoguing on the Refusal of the Indexical (Part 2), Animation Studies 2.0

 

 

Date
Project Type
Animation, Mikumentary
Role
Animation, Direction