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Is Miku Hatsune A More Authentic Pop Star Than Lana Del Rey? | Idea Channel | PBS

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Lana Del Rey might be The Girl Who Launched a Thousand Blog Posts but we think there might be something else really interesting here. How is it that she, a REAL PERSON, pales in Pop Star Comparison to a computer program? With the rise of Miku Hatsune, a computer generated pop star from Japan, and the recent kerfuffle surrounding Lana Del Rey's album release, we take a look at what it means to be authentic in today's music world. Is Miku Hatsune, a piece of software, more authentic than human being Lana Del Rey? New Idea Channel episodes every other Wednesday!!! Let us know what sorts of crazy ideas you have, about this episode and otherwise: Tweet at us! @pbsideachannel (yes, the longest twitter username ever) Email us! pbsideachannel@gmail.com Hosted by Mike Rugnetta (@mikerugnetta) Made by Kornhaber Brown (www.kornhaberbrown.com) Here are some links from out previous episode: "Super Mario Brother as the World's Greatest Piece of Surrealist Art" Watch it Here: http://youtu.be/a2bAN9pPeiE 8-Bit Bert & Ernie: http://evancheng.blogspot.com/2011/10/hi-yall-this-coming-friday-14th-ill-be.html Awesome Kotaku Thread: http://kotaku.com/5894175/is-super-mario-bros-historys-greatest-masterpiece-of-surrealism