Care-ful Listening

During our recent Points of Listening public event held at the De La Warr Pavilion we conducted participatory experiments in care-ful listening. Through the workshop process we created collaborative manifestos, guidelines, protocols and imaginations of listening that help us to tune in and take care, to hear the inaudible and that which does not fit … Continued

Simulation-based Learning

We recently visited Debbie Thackray, one of our project partners in Health Sciences at the University of Southampton. Debbie is a lecturer in Physiotherapy, specializing in auscultation (listening to the body via stethoscope) and simulation-based learning. During our visit we observed and spoke with her students as they undertook training with a dummy manikin patient. … Continued

Copenhagen Research Visit

Salomé Voegelin and Mark Peter Wright recently visited the Sound Studies Lab at the University of Copenhagen. The lab is directed by Holger Schulze, one of LxDII’s project partners. During the fieldwork we were welcomed by researchers Carla J Maier and Melissa Van Drie who took us on a journey through their current individual and … Continued

Synthetic Voices and Protocols Workshop

What constitutes a socially responsible synthetic voice? Salomé Voegelin and Mark Peter Wright recently led a workshop with our project partner Prof. Simon King at The Centre for Speech Technology Research, University of Edinburgh. ‘Umms and ahhs: intelligibility and naturalness across disciplines’ explored notions of intelligibility and naturalness as they are practiced between speech synthesis … Continued

Auscultation

Salomé Voegelin and Mark Peter Wright recently visited Dr Debbie Thackray, one of our project partners in Health Sciences at the University of Southampton. Debbie is a lecturer in Physiotherapy and specializes in auscultation (listening to the body via stethoscope) and simulation-based learning. We discussed a range of fascinating topics that included how students are … Continued