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Lost voice guy : Transcending barriers of disability through technology in live comedy performance

Fairclough, K 2014, 'Lost voice guy : Transcending barriers of disability through technology in live comedy performance' , Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment 6th International Conference, INTETAIN 2014, Chicago, IL, USA, July 9-11, 2014, Proceedings , pp. 91-98.

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Abstract

This paper will explore the intersection of live comedy and interactive technology through the work of UK stand-up comedian, Lost Voice Guy. Lost Voice Guy, real name Lee Ridley, has cerebral palsy and is unable to speak. Ridley delivers his comic material through an iPad using Speakit!, a text to voice app developed by John Stefanopoulos at Future Apps. The paper will consider Lost Voice Guy’s live performance and his use of interactive voice technology as a tool to provide a mechanism through which he can perform live stand-up comedy illustrating that the technology has the ability to both allow individuals to transcend physical barriers and bring a new dimension to the form.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Media, Digital Technology and the Creative Economy
Schools: Schools > School of Arts & Media > Arts, Media and Communication Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment 6th International Conference, INTETAIN 2014, Chicago, IL, USA, July 9-11, 2014, Proceedings
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1867-8211
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Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: Dr K Fairclough-Isaacs
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2015 17:16
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2015 10:08
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/35338

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