Monday, April 12, 2010

Bicycle Built for Two Thousand

Bicycle Built For 2,000 is comprised of 2,088 voice recordings collected via Amazon's Mechanical Turk web service. Workers were prompted to listen to a short sound clip, then record themselves imitating what they heard. (more info)

(Daisy Bell was famously performed by an IBM 704 in 1962, in the world's first example of musical speech synthesis-- which is probably why Kubrick chose it for the end of 2001 as well.)

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