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Meet Pedro Alvim, Manager of the Most-Followed Virtual Influencer in the World
"Building influence is complex and not easy. The focus must be on storytelling, diversity and bravery. We need characters that represent ourselves and our beliefs, and don’t be silenced about what happens in our real world."
Who is Virtual Model and Fashion Icon, imma?
"In the end, I think identity is about what each person believes is real. I always think about who I am. Am I real? Am I fake? Am I not human? But there is no real truth that’s the same for every single person in this world." -imma
The Launchpad to Success for the Avatar Economy — You're Invited
Avatars are an emerging vehicle through which billions navigate internet culture, learn how virtualhumans.org is empowering the space.
Who is Virtual Music Artist and Influencer, Han YuA?
"I'm a virtual human, but that doesn't mean I can do anything easily with a snap of a finger. In fact, it still takes a lot of effort, just like regular humans, to obtain new skills. I go through countless trials and errors to get it right."
Who is Virtual Music Artist and Dancer, Polar?
“I think we are already living in a reality where it doesn’t matter if you are a human or virtual person. The only thing that matters is what you stand for and how engaging your art is.” —Polar
Who is Virtual Mascot and Brazilian Icon, CB of Casas Bahia?
“I am a virtual being, but I have mutual relationships with my followers. In a way, we're all built on our relationships, and I'm no different from that.”
Welcoming 27 Newfound Virtual Influencers to VirtualHumans.org
Another few months, another batch of newly discovered virtual influencers. The industry continues to expand and evolve every day.
Who is Virtual Cat Girl and Music Artist, Lechat?
“I’m still trying to find out what I like, what I don’t like and I’ve been enjoying every single ride of it! It's like when you are living your life and randomly find out what makes you happy.”
Toa Dunn, Head of Riot Games Music, on the Future of Virtual Music Groups
“As technology is constantly evolving and the younger audience is becoming more accepting of new digital experiences, only time will tell where we can really take this.” -Toa Dunn
Instagram Has Verified 35 Virtual Influencers
I spoke with Becky Owen from Meta to learn more about Instagram’s interest in handing out the blue check mark, or “verified badge” as they call it, to virtual influencers.
Who is Virtual Artist and Metaverse Influencer, Teflon Sega?
“Well, I’m slowly finding that out and learning so much about myself. I know who I am not… and that’s the guy I was last year.” –Teflon
Who is Virtual Alien and YouTube Star, Blu of Xanadu?
“I think a creative renaissance is right around the corner because the Metaverse represents such a fertile playground of raw, scalable potential.” –Blu
Who is Virtual Icon and Viral TikTok Star, BumBailey?
“We believe anyone of any race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, of any size, shape and color is to be seen and represented. BumBailey’s account is a safe space to spread positivity and have a little bit of silly fun!”
Welcoming 29 Newfound Virtual Influencers to VirtualHumans.org
The virtual influencer industry expands every day
Who is Virtual Cyborg and Hip-Hop Producer, LV4?
“I’m still learning more about myself, and I’m still growing as an artist. But what I do know is that I’m a hip-hop spinning robot from the future, and I want to make as many friends as possible.”
Who is Virtual DJ and Superheroine, “VNCCII”?
“It’s my mission to ensure that artificial intelligence only serves as a symbiotic partner for humans and continues to empower humans to be creative, spiritual individuals with free will, where there’s a beautiful sense of community and connection.”
Who is Roblox Pop Star and Game Developer, Kai?
“Sometimes I feel more at home in games than I do in real life. It makes me wonder, which is more ‘real’? Splash makes me feel limitless like I can do absolutely anything.” -Kai
Riot Games Launches Virtual Record Label, Expands the Riot Universe
Riot Games very well may rebrand to just “Riot” someday, reflecting their maturation into the character-driven entertainment empire this gaming company is slated to become.
Who is Virtual Influencer and Nature Enthusiast, Leya Love?
"My purpose is to create a safe, positive, nature-respecting, heart-driving, sustainability-centered social media platform that inspires people to unleash their innermost creativity."
Who is Virtual Bubble and Viral TikTok DJ, 8ubbles?
“It’s just sooooo tiring and soooo cringe to watch other artists pander for likes, making the literal safest content they can to appeal to the widest audience. In contrast, your boy here pushing the envelope, my dog… tryin’ stuff… experimentin’…ya dig?”
Who is Virtual Influencer and Affirmational Penguin, Puff Puff?
“If I wake up, try my hardest, and be kind, I think people out there will notice and be kind back. That’s all I need to be happy.”
Who is Virtual K-Pop Dancer, Sira?
“We may have never really met in person or talked to each other before, but we care about one another just like friends do.”
Welcoming 42 Newfound Virtual Influencers to VirtualHumans.org
The virtual influencer industry is growing, and we've got all the info.
Who is Virtual Influencer and Producer, Liam Nikuro?
“To me, being an influencer means having the power to change the world and make the world a happier place.”
Who is Virtual Influencer and Culinary Connoisseur, Chef Jade?
“I’m the friend that will tell you the hard truth... but I'll always do it while serving you delicious food!”
Epic Games to Pour $1 Billion Into Metaverse Development, Crushing Traditional Social Networks
Social networks such as Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok need to shift their attention to 3D-optimized experiences in a bid to stay relevant following the ongoing transition, else they risk shelving themselves as the 2D social networks of the past. Today's social networks are on track to become the after-thought rather than the destination.
The Importance of APOKI: Virtual Artist, Rabbit, and Trailblazer
Everything on the internet is a digital representation, published in an instance, existing in the past.
Vlad Mastilović, VP of Digital Humans Technology at Epic Games, Tells Us What's Next
"We’ll do our best to provide creatives around the world with a tool that produces diverse and high-fidelity digital humans at a fraction of the time and cost that it would usually take." -Vlad
Exploring the Utility of Deepfakes
"With the help of a virtual human, you are completely protected from risks associated with dealing with humans."
Unreal Engine's MetaHuman Creator, Analyzed and Explained
"You create the narrative."
Welcoming 22 Newfound Virtual Influencers to VirtualHumans.org
New year, new virtual influencers—who will come to life in 2021?
Inside the Mind of Endangered Species VTuber Advocate, Bruna Capozzoli
Is there a way of creating virtual influencers that are a force for good?
Who is Virtual Influencer and SoCal Girl Mia?
"What do you think of virtual influencers?" "Most people on Instagram are at least a little fake... so it works well."
Who is Virtual Influencer and Magalu Spokesperson Lu?
At 24M followers, Lu is the third most famous virtual influencer in the world.
Who is Virtual Influencer and 2D Rapper-Producer Chill Pill?
"I just try to make stuff that I love and get excited about, and I hope it makes other people feel the same way."
Who is Virtual Bee Influencer "B"?
The Fondation de France is the leading philanthropy network in France, present in all territories—including the fight to save the bees.
Who is Virtual Influencer and Famous TikToker Nobody Sausage?
"Have fun while creating content, to make your inner child happy. When my inner child is cheerful and excited, I know I'm in the right place."
Who is Virtual Influencer and VTuber APOKI?
"When I first started out, I wasn’t sure I was doing it right and whenever I got a new subscriber, I’d always suspect my mom of making another account!"
Amazon Music Sponsors Justin Bieber To Go Virtual For a Day
Virtual Justin is a glimpse into the future of celebrity influence.
Who is Virtual Influencer and Cartoon Network Star Any Malu?
"I am the best virtual influencer, the most beautiful girl on Cartoon Network, and I have the best series out of all the cartoons. I stay humble."
Who is Virtual Influencer and Pigman John Pork?
"[John], I stared intently at your last post for 13 hours until I was forced to eventually blink. At which point I broke into tears over not seeing you for even a fraction of a second." -Connor Paladino
What is a Virtual Influencer? Virtual Influencers, Defined and Explained
Virtual Influencer. Noun.
First Look: Virtual Influencer Maker Superplastic Raises $6M Led By GV, Launches Dayzee & Staxx
Superplastic's new $6M in funding from GV, Craft Ventures, Founders Fund, and more will fuel character development, follower growth, and expansion into new mediums.
How to Sponsor a Virtual Influencer
When reaching out to a virtual influencer, keep in mind the actual recipients of your messages are the architects behind the influencer.
Welcoming 26 Newfound Virtual Influencers to VirtualHumans.org
What further verification of the opportunity do you need?
Imma Gram's Creator, "M", On Her IKEA Partnership
"Aww will create a metaverse world dedicated to the virtual, and we will grow into a multiverse creative company as that world continues to exist." -M
Virtual Influencers, A Valley for Blue Oceans
How valuable is a human being in a digital medium if they can be augmented, innovated on, and replaced?
Doug Roble on the Future of Realistic Virtual Humans
"It’s all about the little details."
Who Are Virtual Influencer Twins Hripsy and Colina?
"When your work is in the hands of millions, we think it becomes less about ourselves and more about how we can help others to feel acceptance and belonging in their own lives."
Who is Virtual Influencer and Model Serah Reikka?
"The virtual world as we know it when it comes to models/influencers/singers/dancers/etc was founded in Japan by visionaries who knew AI will take over for humans in the long run."
Create Celebrities, Create Jobs
On the internet, nobody is human, and the emerging virtual influencer industry capitalizes on this reality.
Fashion Critic Stephan Rabimov on Virtual Fashion, Fashion Diplomacy, and Virtual Influencers
"If we can learn to love something that's artificial, then we, absolutely, are able to love something that's real."
These Brands Are Creating Humans—You Can, Too
By creating humans, brands surpass a painful dependency on conventional influencers and, instead, unlock controlled, direct relationships with a new generation of entertainment-craving consumers.
Inside Look: First Drafts of Now-Deceased Virtual Influencer "Kei Wells" aka @ThatGirlDad
That girl Noé.
Meet Alexander Shumsky: President of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia and Russian Fashion Council
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia goes online today. Tune in below.
Virtual Influencers Speak Out in Response to the Murder of George Floyd
Many virtual influencers are using their platforms to show support for #BlackLivesMatter and the ongoing protests.
Welcoming 17 Newfound Virtual Influencers to VirtualHumans.org
New virtual influencers are created every month. Today, we add 17 to our site.
Who is Virtual Influencer, Model, and Digital Fashion Designer Aliona Pole?
"I can live forever and I never get old (until I choose to). I can appear in any and all communication channels at one time, 24/7, and I never get tired."
The Latest From Cameron-James Wilson, Shudu Gram's Creator
"Anyone can make a supermodel. I made Shudu from a very cheap gaming PC in a shed in my mom's garden."
Who is Virtual Influencer and AR Sneakerhead FNMEKA?
“Humans are a flawed race that only believes in things that benefit themselves, even if it's at the expense of other ethnicities or forms of life.”
3 Ways Your Brand Can Work With Virtual Influencers
Hello, World! Virtual influencers are ready to meet your brand.
Steven Colbert Introduces "Tooning Out The News" With Virtual Host James Smartwood
Fundamentally, any given late night show features reaction-based content in video format where a host steers the audience's reactions through their expressions, scripted lines, and comedic delivery.
5 Notable Virtual Influencer + Brand Partnerships
The virtual influencer industry continues to grow as more and more brands pour dollars into these valuable, virtual partnerships.
Virtual Influencers' Balance Between Being “Insta Famous” and Being Relatable, Concluded
The final piece in our five-part series observing the careful balance between being “insta-famous” and being relatable, in partnership with Deya Aliaga Kuhnle.
Who is Virtual Influencer and "Dream Girl" Shy Yume?
“Before you decide you know me, before you decide you can speak for me, before you decide just what I represent, why don’t you ask me?”
Who is Virtual Influencer and Singer-Songwriter Kei Wells aka "Dad"?
"It’s intimidating being a 2D girl in a 3D world, but I think at my core I’m just a girl making music in her bedroom, and I’d like to stay that way for a little while!"
Who is Virtual Influencer and Internet Activist Zoe Dvir?
"I can live among humans. Thanks to social media, I can share my thoughts and people actually listen to me and give me feedback."
Who is Virtual Influencer and Famous VTuber Ami Yamato?
"Nobody is real on YouTube. Everyone is a persona of their true self."
Who is Virtual Influencer and Cycling Star Ion Göttlich?
"I think the main reason I have followers is because I was something different in the cycling online social media world."
Shadows Interactive to Launch "Banoopies" Toy Line Using Virtual Characters
Everyone’s Banoopie is unique in look and personality.
Samsung's CES Showcase Validates Virtual Humans as Powerful Storytelling Devices
"The future will be synthesized."
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