Talking Machines – Electronic voice and the interpretation of emotions and self-understanding in human–machine communication 1960–2020

Talking Machines project explores human-machine interaction and its history from the perspective of voice and sound-based communication. In this task the group employs the means of both academic research and artistic expression.

The project members and collaborators ask how cultural concepts and visions of talking machines and understanding of human-machine communication have changed in the last six decades.

Project leader: Pertti Grönholm, FT, university lecturer, University of Turku
Project researcher at University of Vaasa: Professor Tanja Sihvonen
In co-operation with: Kimi Kärki, Tiina Männistö-Funk, Petri Kuljuntausta
Project time: 2018-2023
Financing body: Koneen säätiö
External funding (euro): 381,000 euroa
Research group: Communication Studies research group
Contact person: Tanja Sihvonen

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