2007 Rockefeller New Media Foundation Proposal
Amy and Klara's Friends must find speech acts and content befitting of synthetic systems. They must help us find out what machines, now that they have found speech, should really be telling us. Amy and Klara's Friends is a continuation and reaction to the Amy and Klara project (included as sample). This work, as its predecessor, brings synthetic languages into the realm of cultural intervention by means of moding and hacking commercial speech synthesis systems.
installation; hacking; speech synthesis software; robotics; speech; artificial language; artificial intelligence; Amy and Klara project; human-machine interaction