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

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.  

Workshop on Listening Methods

Image shows students holding a spectrogram and discussing what they might hear in the image

Salomé Voegelin, Anna Barney and Mark Peter Wright co-designed and led a workshop with MA Sound Arts students at London College of Communication. The session explored the ways in which students listen to specific examples from sound arts and the sciences; what methods and approaches are employed; how identification can aid or hinder knowledge; and … Continued