Hi Curt & List,
On Mar 27, 2014, at 11:54 PM, Curt Cloninger wrote:
> As a theorist, I "interpret" this work as simply accelerated and
> foregrounded "grammatological" slippage ('puters are good for
> accelerating failures). But probably (more or less) the way all
> present tense historical utterances pull from the past and lead to
> the future. Kind of. Maybe. In a way.
Here's a piece I did in 2002 called Brecht Machine. It uses text
to speech Translation and speech to text over the internet.
The number of works done with these types of technology could be an
exhibition in and of itself. Each one has a personal set-up and
unique point of view engendered by the artist and audience. It's
sort of similar to making a group show of portrait paintings. They
all use the same technology. Probably the Grandaddy of all these
types of work is Ken Friedman with his animatronic head that has a
Turing Test type discussion with you about whether or not he really
Another work I did in collaboration with Peter Sinclair was the
soaPOPera for Laptops and the SoaPOPera for Imacs. <http://nujus.net/
~nujus/gh_04/gallery3.html> We used text to speech a voice
recognition to have the computer talk to each other and perform. In
laptops version they were on radio controlled cars and for the Imacs
version they were seated in a living room carrying on a
conversation. We also performed on stage with the "Synthespians."
We'd play guitars and they would sing along. Max msp has a pitch
tracker object that allows the program to follow notes it hears and
sing them back with words. We did a mean version of an old Chuck
Berry tune and some noise music!