#1 By: Cory Doctorow, July 11th, 2013 13:47
Here's a delicious potted history of the Euphonia, a mid-19th century gadget that could simulate human speech by pumping bellows-fed air over an artificial tongue set in a chamber of weird plates and valves. It had a severe woman's face and coils of hair in ringlets, and spoke in a "weird, ghostly monotone." By pumping… READ THE REST
#2 By: lupin3rd, July 11th, 2013 14:38
Wax cylinder recording or GTFO. XD
#3 By: Chris Ingram, July 11th, 2013 15:33
Wow, steampunk Wintermute..
#4 By: Boundegar, July 11th, 2013 15:35
Damn you, beat me by 2 minutes!
#5 By: Austin Hamman, July 11th, 2013 16:26
has anyone reproduced this? i'd like to hear what it sounds like...
#6 By: Alden Bates, July 11th, 2013 20:51
I misread that as "severed woman's face" which made it even more macabre.
#7 By: Rock Metteller, July 11th, 2013 21:57
I too would love to hear what this sounds like!
#8 By: Preston, July 11th, 2013 22:00
Nice to see a female robot that everyone isn't drooling over.
#9 By: Beanolini, July 12th, 2013 04:06
Wolfgang von Kempelen made a 'Speaking Machine' the century before. There is a perfunctory demonstration of a replica on youtube.
#10 By: Niklas Theelder, July 12th, 2013 15:35
This is such a tease. I really expected to hear this thing...
#11 By: Cory Doctorow, July 16th, 2013 13:47
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