who made a speech ? and a real human priest. The event was
livecast on Nico Nico Douga, a popular video sharing web site that I wrote
about in Wired Magazine back in 2008. (Watch this clip of hot shot Wired
folks making total fools of themselves on Nico Nico Douga.)
Nico Nico Douga is home to thousands of video projects by anonymous users ?
mashups of original art, pop music, anime, and web memes that only an
insider to Japanese web geek culture can completely decipher. Sal9000 is an
active member of the Nico Nico Douga community, so it was important to him
that his offbeat wedding ceremony was broadcast on the site. The footage
seen here of Sal and Nene tying the knot between real and virtual is a
highly imaginative, multimedia project orchestrated by a guy determined to
officiate his devotion to his video game, and to pay homage to the otaku
subculture that nurtures this type of creativity. Enjoy!