Stina Hasse is a PhD student at the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen, where she is researching our relationships with machines, specifically in relation to speech synthesis and the sound of robots.
Delete, Replace & Represent: Politics of Speech Synthesis
At this seminar I will explore speech synthesis in terms of personification, representation and neutrality of the machine/software in relation to the concept of the deboned condition as described by Douglas Kahn in Noise, Water, Meat: A History of Sound in the Arts from 1999.
Below is a test of the speech synthesis used in Google Translate reading out an excerpt from the Ursonate or Sonate in Urlauten (1922-1932) by Kurt Schwitters.
This test uses the following languages that has speech synthesis on Google Translate, March 2015
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