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VOICEVocal Aesthetics in Digital Arts and Media$
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Norie Neumark, Ross Gibson, and Theo van Leeuwen

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780262013901

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262013901.001.0001

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Four Rooms

Four Rooms

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(p.60) (p.61) 4 Four Rooms
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VOICE
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Theresa M. Senft

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262013901.003.0004

This chapter offers a first-person narrative of the disembodied fantasies of telephone sex, the use of audio tapes to prepare for invasive surgery, teaching a computer to recognize a person’s voice, and meditating about a work of sound art in which the voice is rerecorded until all meaning is gone and only rhythm remains. It describes voice technologies experientially, with the author interacting with the multiple disembodied voices surrounding her and reflecting on the often ambivalent and complex emotions they trigger.

Keywords:   telephone sex, audio tapes, invasive surgery, computer, voice, sound art, voice technologies, disembodied voices, emotions

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