We're one step closer to personal Vocaloid concerts in the comfort of our own homes -- or one step closer to Sharon Apple, depending on your point of view.
Twitter user @aomesan147, a representative of the creators of Polid Screen technology, has been posting photos and videos of small holographic projections of Hatsune Miku on their screens. The kicker? The projections are two-sided: they can be viewed from the front and back, as though you're viewing Miku from two different angles.
— あおめさん(ポリッドスクリーン代表) (@aomesan147) November 6, 2016
The two-sided "holograms" are created using two sheets of polyethylene and multiple projectors. Their official website gives instructions (in Japanese) on how to build your own basic Polid Screen, but the two-sided projections are a relatively new setup.
The optical illusion maintains its integrity in still photos, too.
@aomesan147 claims this is the first time a double-sided Miku hologram has been produced.
Kara Dennison is responsible for multiple webcomics, runs social media and interviews for (Re)Generation Who, and is half the creative team behind the OEL light novel series Owl's Flower. She blogs at karadennison.com and tweets @RubyCosmos.