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Speaking Code by Jeoff Cox
examples in code - how the humans connects out to communicate aspects ro other humans and not to the cpu.
Ch 1 "Hello World" Sketch to all servers with ip address in range.
Vocable code -' program code like speech in asmuch as it does what it says Speech like qualities of programs. Dadist -kurt Schwitters - Ursonate 1922 - 1932 where written form and output are conflated vocables - like data to reassemble.
KAtherine Hayles talks about "Writing Machines: code is organised in deliberate ways human speech is analog , imitating from a continous stream of breath that forms phonemes that are more discreet. Speech grounds language in the voice "Social computing" strives to accent for ays in which humans interact with physical objects that are augmented. "where as machines must be able to automate programs (without understanding them) humans must be able to understand without executing" Coding Speech - Voice as conciousness - Clearly speech emanates from the body; but even more fundamentally voice has been understood as a precondition of consciousness itself. Jonathan Gotfried Herder 0 Speech happened when the voice took on the inflection of the human institution of language, Thus only the human voice is spoke. Machines - speech machine 1879 Intelligence - Turing Test - rational thinking -Captcha- completely automated turing test to tell humans and computers apart.
Embodiment A body is needed or a model of human perception that is socially grounded sufficiently to be able to derive meaning and thus state a claim of intelligence. Humans are desperate to anthropomorphise machines, especially those that appear to demonstrate the ability of speech. pg 58 is an example of a synthetic voice that emulates real voice in speech synthesis. The enduring problem of how to invent a machine that can replicate the complexities of the human mouth and vocal cords attests to the power of speech but also the continued difficulties of its duplication.
Speech Act "How To do things with Words" Jong Langshaw Austin (1955) ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._L._Austin) words that are 'performance utterances' where action and speech are combined. How in saying something we do something and how by saying something we do something Alex Mcleans 'vocable synthesis (2008) is a system for improvising polymeric rhythms with vocable groins - using india tall rhythm vocabulary. confronting the notion that machines merely do what they are programmed to do , the understanding of programming as performative speech act extends the unstable relation between the actives of writing, compiling and running code as a set of interconnected actions. as the practice of live coding demonstrates so well.The various attempts to capture the voice in speech machines and software reveal the futility of the endeavour. In resiting the forces of rationality, it challenges normative communication and synthetic technologies of the general economy , resonating mow with the notion of excess. That the voice cannot be fully captured by computation is very much the point - as it provides for new ways of working with inspiration code and examine 'code acts' , to reveal other possibilities and motivations.
Ardent talks about publicness without a public sphere as the public arena of the internet is owned by private companies. Who is executing the action or speech, multiple agents become network actors producing mechanic assemblages that reflect the sociotechnical performances of networks more generally.
-DNS managed by ICANN (internet co-operation for Assigned Names and Numbers) - Web 2.0. is just another example of capital recuperating democratic potential of 'new' technology for the privatisation of public assets - "it sells the public its own publicness" We have been acquiring language from machines, not from other humans.
coda by indicating that language is taught by s and not by another humans , Berardi points to the way that human expression and social attention have become overtly economised (as part of the attention economy)like fast speech, he thinks interpretation has become schizophrenic and the relations between metaphors, things, representation and life have become throughly confused loading to a 'hyper-stimulation' of attention reduces the ability to critically and sequentially interpret the speech of the other who tries and yet fails to be understood. The inability to produce collective speech acts between us damages the psyche.
refs George Bernard shaw - Pymalion pymalion - the charter eliza is what eliza doolittle is based on. Franco Bifo Beradi - "I love you" 2001 Christophe Bruno - "Human Browser" (2005)