A Speech Game • Conversation System • Poetic Interlocutor
Create a (whimsical/provocative/sublime/playful) interactive game or system that uses speech input and/or speech output. Graphics are optional.
Things to See (or hear, really)
- ELIZA, an early natural language processing computer program created from 1964-1966 at the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory by Joseph Weizenbaum. (At Wikipedia)
- HAL, from 2001 (Kubrick, 1968)
- Zork Text Adventure (1978), one of the earliest interactive fiction computer games, written between 1977 and 1979, by members of the MIT Dynamic Modelling Group.
- Two chatbots speaking with each other (2011)
- Alexa, Siri, Echo, a performance with 'intelligent' readymades
- Giver of Names, David Rokeby (1991-1997)
- Listening Post, Ben Rubin & Mark Hansen, 2001
- Liam Walsh: Voice-driven children's books
- Wavenet (See gibberish examples)
- Tacotron/Wavenet speech synthesis
- Kyle McDonald at Eyeo 2016 41:40.
Back and Forth between Images and Text
- Put that There (Chris Schmandt, 1979)
- Images to Text Google Quickdraw
- Images to Text: Neural Storytelling: Telling Stories about Images (Samim Winiger)
- Text to Images: attnGAN
Car Games, Rhyming Games; Saying the right thing, or saying it the right way
- Zoom Schwartz Profigliano
- I know you are, but what am I
- I'm rubber and you're glue
- Uh_huh (Reassurance)
- Speech imitation games
- Picnic game (Packing my Bags for Paris)
- In this fiction, a spoken interaction leads you to the next step
- In this fiction, Only one kind of speech works: Wingardium Leviosa
Creating a system that speaks algorithmically
- Pig Latin, Ubbi Dubbi
- Oracular speech: In this Blind Seer in Oh Brother Where Art Thou https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pukq_XJmM-k Log Lady (Twin Peaks) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xt4ua_ZNoD0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BloTVTziM6c&t=1m27s
- Death Death Death by Rob Seward
- pentametron – a strong example of recontextualization via curation
- Art Assignment Bot
Google Voice Experiments
For this assignment, we will be using p5.speech and potentially RiTa.js.
> cd /Users/golan/Desktop/speech/p5.js/p5.js-speech > open http://localhost:8000/ > python -m SimpleHTTPServer
Question: if you go into an art supply store, do you just go right to the thing you want, buy it, and leave? Of course not. You browse. The reference is your art supply store. Browse it.