|feedback, a computer based installation created in collaboration with Nichola Feldman-Kiss|
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This installation explores notions of loss of information in communication.
The viewers are invited to occupy a bench whose armrests each sport a headset and microphone pair. A voice recognition and text-to-speech program (viavoice) attempts to recognize the user's iterations and sends them back spoken in another language to the other sitter. The conversation is mediated by the software that approximates what is being spoken by the sitters.
also translates video images of the bench into ASCII text (using the aalib
library and GridFlow). The text 'spoken' by the software replacing the
image of the bench gives a solid form to the information that was conveyed.
Due to the approximations inherent in voice recognition, the iterations
of the software appear as a sort of tangential poetry.