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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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