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Dancing dead singers

Journal Entry: Thu Jul 24, 2014, 7:14 AM
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Even after death, there's absolutely no rest for the King of Pop himself. He still keeps dancing and singing in front of a screaming raving live audience during the Billboard Music Awards 2 months ago -- with the help of the very same holographic technology that allowed fictional band Gorillaz and fictional singer Miku Hatsune to have their respective live action gigs.

Now, although I have great respect for Michael Jackson, I do feel a little weirded out after I recently watched a YouTube video of "him" performing his song, "Slave to the Rhythm", on stage during the Billboard Music Awards. I mean, that's not Michael Jackson -- that's a digital holographic projection of Michael Jackson! :O Some anonymous performer with Jackson's CG head plastered onto his head did all the actual dancing. It looked shockingly very realistic, though; I swear, that really almost looks like Jackson, doing all his signature dance moves and moonwalks. :omfg:

I'll have to question, though. Is is appropriate to have singers who are long dead from this world to be forced to keep on doing live posthumous performances via CG technology? Michael Jackson is not the only one to have posthumous gigs like this: everyone remembers that the late Tupac was briefly brought back from the dead using this same technology so he can rap together with Snoop Dogg during the Coachella Festival 2012. This same technology is also used to resurrect other dead rappers like Eazy-E and Ol' Dirty Bastard during the Rock The Bells 2013 concert. A final respect for the dead, or just an excuse to cash-in more money out of dead artists?

By the way, these aren't really true "holograms". The word you really want to look for is Pepper's Ghost. Basically, you project an image at a 45° angle onto a half-reflective sheet of glass to create the illusion of a walking talking "ghost" that appears to interact with the other (real) singers on stage. The result looks pretty mindblowingly awesome. :wow: That is, if you use fictional characters like the Gorillaz and Miku Hatsune. But dead superstars? Erm... :O_o:

What do you think? I believe they should've allowed ol' Mikey to just rest in peace already. :shrug: And now, he's not even allowed to roll over in his grave, either, because big corporates out there are flogging his dead body around to milk even more cash out of the dead pop star.


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Marwan Mohd Zahari
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
I'm just a guy who likes to draw stuff from time to time.

My fursona is Marwan, that little green critter seen prominently in my gallery. By the way, please don't ask what species he is... Too many people asked him that question, and he hates that. :disbelief: He's just... a critter, an original species of mine.

Giftarts are always appreciated. =)

Go ahead and thank me for favs and watches. Seriously, I don't care. You're welcome. After all, some people just want to show their appreciation for being loved at all.

Current Residence: Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
Favourite genre of music: Trance, Drum 'n' Bass, Classical, Piano music... and now, Dubstep? :O_o:
Favourite photographer: None
Favourite style of art: Mostly mixed; specifically those kinds known as "kemono" in Japan
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
MP3 player of choice: Winamp
Shell of choice: Default Windows 7 shell
Wallpaper of choice: Random, according to my personal taste
Skin of choice: Default
Favourite cartoon character: Not specific
Personal Quote: And then, I shall engulf the whole world with cuteness! Yay! Fear the cuteness!

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CardinalCompanion Featured By Owner 34 minutes ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, I got a stupid idea for a drawing of Marwan as the TF2 Medic,
Would it be O.K. with you if I drew it?
ThatGamerBoy Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Hi! I've been a big fan of both your art and your music, serious talent. Is it okay to reference your critter type creatures in a short story I'm constructing? I love their design and would be honored to use them. 
MarwanGreenCritter Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello. =) Thanks! :aww: Well, I never actually intended to make my original critter species as an open species, but as long as you give me credit... =P
Chrys-Wild-Hamson Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HELLO!!!! I've been looking for someone who knows mugen and knows how to animate incredibly well, and I've finally found someone! Will you accept an animation request from me? It would be an honor!
AlexRaccoonGlider Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Marwan Green Critter Tail Whirl by AlexRaccoonGliderHere you go, a little gift from me to you =3
Jalkoom Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I hope you like it ^^ your character was so much fun to draw :3
Marwan No by Jalkoom
AlexRaccoonGlider Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Easter my Malay Long Eared/Tailed amigo! Long time no hear-so
MarwanGreenCritter Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. =) Sorry about that, I'm still busy with my university industrial training. :dead: (It'll be over this end of the month, though.)
AlexRaccoonGlider Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope so, it's been ages since we chit-chatted and such and I missed talking to you
catazarch Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
hello :)

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