This workshop with Dr. Marit MacArthur and Augusta Funk (UC Davis) will offer a brief introduction to two user-friendly slow and distant listening tools. Drift helps users visualize and quantify sound patterns in recorded speech, while Voxit helps users quantitatively analyzing sound patterns in larger numbers of recordings. Both tools can support and augment traditional close reading and close listening practices. We will invite you to share projects you hope to develop, for the classroom and/or for scholarly work.
Introduction Drift is a highly accurate pitch-tracker prototyped in 2016 by Robert Ochshorn and Max Hawkins. Its further development has been supported by a NEH Digital Humanities Advancement grant and now by SpokenWeb. At UC Davis, undergraduate research assistants Sarah Yuniar and Hannan Waliullah, working with Marit MacArthur and Lee M. Miller, have beautifully improved […]