I’m a member of the Creative Speech Tehcnology Network led by Dr Alistair Edwards, University of York and Dr Christopher Newell, University of Hull.
It’s an interdisciplinary network of research, performers and technology users who are interested in the field of computer speech technology.
There are four objectives for the network:
- Support for the emergence of common languages and understandings that facilitate better communication between speech scientists and speech practitioners in the arts. Encourage the emergence of an interdisciplinary ontology for computer speech production
- To encourage the development of partnerships and networks between speech scientists and speech practitioners in the arts that will lead to creative collaborations and further research proposals
- To provide a platform for the development of modestly scaled prototypes and artefacts by network members.
- To provide heightened public engagement with computer speech research through a touring show demonstrating works developed within the network, special activities for the public throughout the life of the network and an interactive website.