Why is it interesting to talk to machines? Why do we sometimes open up ourselves to robots? Why do we find some computer voices soothing and others uncanny? Can we create art with speech recognition technology? Can we build a voice-activated system that misunderstands us, disagrees with us or leads us to unexpected outcomes?
In this workshop we will play a few voice-activated games, look at cool projects done with speech recognition technology, and find inspirations in contemporary art that play with language and voice. We will be focusing on implementing speech recognition as an interface for interaction in art installations and performances. There will also be a demo of basic coding using p5.speech.
Date: Sunday, September 23 | 11:45 AM–1:15 PM