Lost Voice Guy : transcending barriers of disability through technology in live comedy performance

Fairclough, K ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1773-5826 2014, Lost Voice Guy : transcending barriers of disability through technology in live comedy performance , in: INTETAIN 2014 : Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment, 9th-11th July 2014, Chicago, United States.

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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: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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
Series Name: Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering
ISBN: 9783319081885 (print); 9783319081892 (ebook)
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: 15 Feb 2022 19:30
URI: https://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/35338

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