“This is Digitalker”

An art project that illustrates preliminary technical work in the 1970s, on digital speech synthesis, for the purposes of enhanced human / computer communications. Based on a chipset from National Semiconductor, now obsolete. “This is Digitalker” is reminiscent of the uneasy and complicated dialog between people and machines at the beginning of the modern computer era.

Measures 14” wide x 11” tall x 1.25” deep, plexiglass, electronics, speaker, 1979


Exhibitions

  • 2014: Communication Breakdown, It’s Always the Same?
    TVSB Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

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