Legere: A Visualizer for Spoken Audio

  • Alex Lamar Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA, USA
  • Timmy Meyer Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA, USA
  • Loran Steinberger Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA
  • Steve Harrison Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA
Keywords: HCI demo, speech recognition, audiovisual demo

Abstract

Legere is a work of critical technology-art that examines the intersection between novels and visual media as two different forms of entertainment. It is set to mimic television -- the program, displayed on an old television set, has a set number of channels that the user can flip through with a remote. Each channel concurrently plays a long-running audiobook, and using speech-recognition, the program flashes the book's text at the user in sync with the narration. The exhibit is meant to mock a living room atmosphere by adding a couch, coffee table, and other peripherals like a rug, to the project space.

Published
2015-10-05
How to Cite
Lamar, A., Meyer, T., Steinberger, L., & Harrison, S. (2015). Legere: A Visualizer for Spoken Audio. Aarhus Series on Human Centered Computing, 1(1), 2. https://doi.org/10.7146/aahcc.v1i1.21470