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Wednesday, October 19th, 2022

Why we need CSS Speech - Tink - Léonie Watson

I was talking about this with Léonie just yesterday. I, for one, would love to have CSS speech support. You know who else would love it? Content designers!

In these days of voice interaction on every platform, there is a growing expectation that it should be possible to design that experience just like we can the visual experience. In the same way an organisation chooses a logo and colour palette for its website, it stands to reason that they may also choose a particular voice that represents their brand.

It’s wild that there’s no way to do this on the web.

Thursday, September 16th, 2021

Notes on synthetic speech - Tink - Léonie Watson

This is a fascinating deep dive by Léonie on the inner workings of speech synthesis. She has quite a conundrum: she wants fast playback, but she also wants a voice that doesn’t sound robotic. Unfortunately it’s the robotic-sounding voices that work best at speed.

If you’re interested in this topic, I highly recommend listening to (or reading) the accessibility episode of the Clearleft podcast which featured Léonie as a guest giving demos and explanations.

Saturday, December 26th, 2020

Talking out loud to yourself is a technology for thinking | Psyche Ideas

This explains rubber ducking.

Speaking out loud is not only a medium of communication, but a technology of thinking: it encourages the formation and processing of thoughts.

Monday, May 14th, 2018

VocaliD

You know how donating blood is a really good thing to do? Well, now you also donate your voice.

Sunday, November 19th, 2017

SpeechBoard | Home | The easiest way to edit podcasts

This is quite impressive—you edit the audio file by editing the transcript!

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

To the Class of 2050 - The New Yorker

Remember: life is ten per cent what happens to you, ten per cent how you respond to it, and eighty per cent how good your reflexes are when the Tall Ones come at your throat with their pincers.

Sunday, January 2nd, 2011

Our Future in the Cosmos—Space

A speech given by Isaac Asimov on the future of humanity in space.

Saturday, April 26th, 2008

Speechification

A blog of all the best bits of Radio 4.

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

hyperpeople » Blog Archive » Mob Rules (The Law of Fives)

The text of Mark Pesce's excellent presentation at Web Directions South.

Friday, October 27th, 2006

The Dilbert Blog: Good News Day

Scott Adams lost the ability to speak but by hacking his brain through the use of rhyme, regained it again. Paging Dr. Sachs, paging Dr. Pinker.

Tuesday, January 31st, 2006

BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Actor Baker becomes voice of text

Former Doctor Who actor Tom Baker is to be the voice of a talking text message service for three months.

Monday, August 15th, 2005

When Blobjects Rule the Earth

Bruce Sterling SIGGRAPH 2004 speech

Tuesday, June 28th, 2005

Reboot 7.0 Hall A, speakers saturday

Audio from Reboot 7. Ben Hammersley, Cory Doctorow and more.