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.


Mikumentary Remix

Individual Episodes

Mikumentary Episode 1: Everybody’s Voice / Icon

Mikumentary Episode 2: Ephemeral / Hologram / Weird

Mikumentary Episode 3: Participatory Culture

Mikumentary Episode 4: VOCAROOM / Conversations / Community

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

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


Link to all Mikumentary films: ​​https://www.youtube.com/@Mikumentary/videos

Screenings include the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo, Photographers’ Gallery in London, South by Southwest Interactive Panel, Discovery Channel Canada, British Animation Film Festival, New York City Animation Festival, Hong Kong Arthouse Film Festival, Montreal Animation Festival, and a Best of Festival Award from the Mexico International Film Festival. 

Short Documentary

For the short documentary produced by Crypton Future Media, Universal Positivity, see the listing on Amazon.

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