Tod Machover and Rebecca Kleinberger
How does your voice reflect how you as an individual interact with society? As a way to reveal the persona, this project explores the voice as a complex ecosystem in which psychology, cognition, and physiology interact with the physicality of the world, and how this interaction loops back to influence cognitive processes. This journey is composed of software, devices, installations, and thoughts used together to challenge us to see our vocal apparel from a new point of view by a process of "estrangement." This enterprise starts by bringing self-awareness of one's voice by proposing different ways to extend, project, and visualize it. A second stage will consist of disrupting expectancy, showing how our voices can escape from our control, and exploring the consequences in terms of self-reflection, therapy, affective features visualization, and communication improvement.