This goofy Chinese app turns you into the creepiest avatar possible
If you’ve been browsing Twitter, Instagram, or Vine lately, there’s a good chance you’ve borne witness to the part-horrifying, part-amazing phenomenon that is My Idol: a free Chinese iPhone app that takes selfies and turns them into singing, dancing cartoon avatars dredged straight from the depths of the uncanny valley.
These 3D puppets are like slightly more realistic versions of Xbox Live avatars. They’ve got the same bobbleheads, but you can dress them in traditional Chinese clothes, make them sing karaoke, or celebrate holidays you’ve likely never heard of. It’s the sort of thing everyone gets addicted to in an episode of Black Mirror before they forget how to get dressed or eat. It’s stupid and goofy, but who cares when you can…
Source:: The Verge