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 our 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

Vocabularies Workshop

A tabletop with pastel coloured notes discussing ideas around vocabularies.

Today members of the Listening Across Disciplines team and project partner Julian Weaver (Finetuned Ltd) began our initial discussions around developing sonic ‘vocabularies‘. We opened up many questions around dismantling and ‘re-mantling,’ ethics, authorship and the anthropology of words. We are very excited about where the next discussions and developments will take us.  

The Wellcome Collection’s ‘Sounding the Archive’ Event

‘Sounding the Archive’ at The Wellcome Collection was a much anticipated event for the LxDII team. The event was curated by Dr Louise Gray, specifically around the investigations of LxD, who were invited to present a joint keynote lecture drawing from their explorations of the collection’s archives. Prof Salomé Voegelin, Prof Anna Barney, Dr Mark … Continued