I recently taught a 7-week long, Master’s-level course at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program called Hello, Computer: Unconventional Uses of Voice Technology.
The goal of the class was for students to learn the technical skills to work with emerging voice technology, and use them to make artworks, games, apps or installations that were outside of the practical ways we currently talk to computers.
Students had half a semester to learn tools like the Web Speech API, Dialogflow and Actions on Google, and then were tasked with making something…interesting. The in-class code examples we used are on GitHub.
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