This hands-on workshop will outline the basics of record production. The session will be led by Angus Tarnawsky, a SpokenWeb research assistant involved with DIY record manufacturing for over a decade. During the workshop, you will learn how to make a specific style of disc with polycarbonate plastic, colloquially known as a ‘lathe cut record.’
Teaching and Studying SpokenWeb Audio: User-Friendly Digital Tools for Slow and Distant Listening — Mar 21, 2023 (Events)
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.
In this workshop, led by Concordia PhD student Corina MacDonald, participants will learn several basic functions of OpenRefine and have the opportunity to transform data downloaded from the SpokenWeb Swallow dataset.
Hey, students! Did you know that as an undergraduate or graduate Research Assistant for SpokenWeb, you can pitch and produce podcast episodes for The SpokenWeb Podcast? On Wednesday, 22 June 2022, the two graduate students who make up the supervising production team—Kate Moffatt, supervising producer and project manager, and Miranda Eastwood, sound designer and audio […]
A Special SpokenWeb Collections Processing Meeting with Francisco Berrizbeitia — Feb 24, 2022 (Events)
In this session we will be presenting the first functional iteration of the interactive Wikidata annotation tool proposed on the study described in the SpokenWeb Blog post: “A Proposal for Semantic Annotations: An AI-Assisted Approach.”
Members of the SpokenWeb network will be participating in the Archival Research: Best-Practices workshop at hosted at Simon Fraser University for students of this institution.
Listening Together While Apart: Revisiting the SpokenWeb Collective Soundwalk — Jan 26, 2022 (Events)
This followup Listening Practice session will provide an opportunity for those who took part in the symposium activities to reconnect and discuss the experience as part of an open roundtable discussion
Please join Cole Mash and the Spoken Web Community Task Force to discuss and workshop The CTF’s new draft of their Goals, Mandate, and Action Plan documentation.
Deep Listening®: extreme slow walk and the sonic art of breath: Pauline Oliveros text scores with Anne Bourne — Sep 29, 2021 (Events)
An extreme slow walk through the sound field where you live; the stimulation of the neurobiology of listening through Taoist Qi Gong practice and meridians; humming intimately the resonance of the body; a microtonal palette of vowels for slow breath song; a memory of sounds from footprints on a landscape.
In this session, we will listen and read together, to reflect on the transformative potential of the letters. As we engage them in dialogic exchange, we will consider their aesthetic and political aims, their affective prowess, and their radical status as poetry.