Natalie Jeremijenko


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  • Title: Dialogue with a Monologue: Voice Chips and the Products of Abstract Speech
    Writing Type: Paper
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    Exhibition: SIGGRAPH 2001: n-space
    Abstract Summary:

    This paper argues that voice chips and speech recognition chips can be used as a unique analytic tool for understanding the complex techno-social interactions that define, imagine, and produce new products. Using these chips as an in situ instrument allows a focus on products in their actual context of use, capturing the multiple interpretations of new technologies, and a method to analyze their failures and successes in human machine interaction. It is the use of voice that is direct evidence of the interactive, particularized and social aspects of products that are traditionally underrepresented in the attempts to understand technological innovation, design, and deployment.

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