Listening Across Disciplines
In the sixteenth broadcast of the series Dr. Simon King, Professor of Speech Processing at The University of Edinburgh, where he is director of The Centre for Speech Technology Research, will be talking about different methods of speech synthesis, the sound of natural speech as gold standard, and the status of listening as a development cycle in the production of synthetic speech.
"When you are listening to synthetic speech are you using the brain in the same way as when listening to natural speech?"
A weekly radio programme that presents methods of listening as they are practised by astrophysicists, urbanists, architects, audiologists, artists, anthropologists, writers, neurologists, etc. Each week a different professional, academic, or researcher will introduce their listening methods, play examples of their work, and discuss how they analyse and use what they hear.
The weekly broadcasts are an edited version of discussions that are taking place as part of an AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council) funded network project of the same name that aims to explore the use of listening across various disciplines in order to advance it as a reliable and legitimate method of investigation and communication in which culture and science can collide to generate new knowledge and innovative modes of knowledge production.
This episode was recorded at the third Network Event Listening to Language, Culture and Artefacts.
Listen on Resonance FM, Wednesdays at 3pm (or Monday at 11 am): www.resonancefm.com
Full documentation and archives of the radio shows will also be made available on the LxD website.
Broadcasts recorded by Fancisco Mazza, Pablo Santacruz and Dingyi Li
Edited and produced by Salomé Voegelin