bias in voice technology
My research into the social history of voice technology examines the ways that biases in both measurement and transmission modes led to a systemic underrepresentation of certain demographics in the media and in industry. This research also examines trends in vocal labor, performativity and animatedness, virtual digital assistants, accessibility, the uncanny valley, and the future of voice-based human-computer interaction. I am currently writing a book on the subject.
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Creative work that relates to this research includes luscinia, …for we who keeps our lives in our throats…, excision no. 2, excision no. 3, and teeth.. My work often uses live electronic manipulation and real-time convolutional synthesis to meld instrumental sounds with vocal sounds in an effort to explore the liminal spaces between human and machine.