Event

Yelling at Computers: A Talk by Nicole He

The Machine Agencies Research Group presents YELLING AT COMPUTERS with Nicole He.

Location: Milieux Resource Room, EV 11th floor room 11.705

Time: Wednesday, October 2 from 3-4 p.m.

Computers are able to understand human speech better than ever before, but voice technology is still mostly used for practical (and boring!) purposes, like playing music, smart home control, or customer service phone trees. What else can we experience in the very weird, yet intuitive act of talking out loud to machines? In this talk, Nicole will talk about her work making art and games using voice technology.

Nicole He is a programmer and artist based in Brooklyn, New York, currently making videogames, including an upcoming sci-fi voice-controlled game with the National Film Board of Canada. She has worked as a creative technologist at Google Creative Lab, an outreach lead at Kickstarter, and an adjunct faculty member at ITP at NYU, where she received her Master’s degree. Nicole’s work has been featured in places such as Wired, BBC, The Outline, and The New York Times.