Shibboleth: exploring cultural boundaries in speech

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Shibboleth: exploring cultural boundaries in speech
Shibboleth is a multimedia artwork that explores the cultural barriers created and enforced by accent and pronunciation differences. It is founded on the idea of biblical origin of a shibboleth — a word or phrase that distinguishes one cultural group from another. The artwork consists of a computer interface through which users are able to to see and hear rhythmic audio-visual compositions of shibboleths created from previously recorded data and relevant sounds and imagery. Users can also use the interface to listen to examples of previously recorded shibboleths, as well as to add their own to a growing, geographically-indexed database. Categories and Subject Descriptors J.5 [Arts and Humanities]: Fine arts, Linguistics; H.5.2 [Information Interfaces and Presentation]: Hypertext/ Hypermedia—Navigation; H.5.1 [Information Interfaces and Presentation]: Multimedia Information Systems— Audio input/output General Terms Languages Keywords Shibboleth, accent, cultural boundaries, inst...
Andrew W. Senior
Added 30 Jun 2010
Updated 30 Jun 2010
Type Conference
Year 2004
Where MM
Authors Andrew W. Senior
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