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.
This listening practice prompts participants to reflect on the notion of “listening positionality,” as described in Dylan Robinson’s book Hungry Listening: Resonant Theory for Indigenous Sound Studies
SpokenWeb Co-Investigator Al Filreis (University of Pennsylvania) will play performances of two poems, Anne Waldman’s “Rogue State” and Erica Hunt’s “Broken English,” for participants. Following the poems, Al will guide participants through an open discussion of the performances and how we can talk about sound when the text being discussed isn’t a sound poem.
In this listening practice, Julie Funk will introduce Literary Machine Listening (LML) as a pedagogical technique for the literary analysis of sound.