Interactive objects, exhibition
Created with : iPhone4, Objective-C, fabric, cardboard, elastic band
In introducing new technologies, human-to-computer interaction design has borrowed familiar, human-to-human communication methods to reduce cultural friction. At the same time, people have adopted human-to-computer interaction methods in their communications, creating a cultural and technological symbiosis. Natural-language interfaces — such as voice command systems — take part in this relationship, incorporating computers into traditional speaker-listener communication.
REcoder is a wearable mask designed to explore the the extended realm of verbal communication where algorithmic listeners(computers with natural-language input) and human listeners coexist. REcoder processes its users’ speech and modifies it in real time according to an array of possible algorithmic filters as well as an alternative visual for the mouth, which addresses distinct characteristics between the two listeners. Its platform, muffling mask, alternative visuals, and algorithmic manipulations provide useful tools to explore synergistic relationship between technology and culture.
Filter H-142 : Stutter
Algorithmic listeners think stutter is disturbing noise and find it difficult to understand.
Filter H-003 : French Accent
Understanding of non-native English accent requires cultural flexibility. Algorithmic listeners are culture blind.
Filter A-298 : NL-SO Wrapper
Natural Language – Search Operator wrapper converts natural language to a search query with operators that help acquiring more specific- ity for Algorithmic listeners.
Filter A-168 : Mixed Translator
How many people can understand a sentence consisting of four different languages? All the Algorithmic listeners can.
sped up speeches.
Wait, is it legal for me to go to a strip club?